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2012-2016 California drought report released

"By heeding lessons from the 2012–2016 drought, we will better protect communities, ecosystems, and our economy during drought and help our state thrive in a changing climate." That assessment from Wade Crowfoot, secretary of the... more »

Del Monte Fresh Produce moving two container vessels to West Coast

Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced March 15 that two of its energy efficient container vessels,... more »

New boards and commissions index webpage launched in California

California Department of Food and Agriculture has a new webpage with an index of CDFA boards and commissions along with standardized information about each group, including length of term, number of board members, types of... more »

Taylor Farms, Yuma County partner with National Guard to vaccinate employees

Salinas, California-based Taylor Farms announced COVID-19 vaccinations started March 9, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona facility as a result of a successful partnership between Yuma County Department of Public Health, with assistance and support... more »

Tanimura & Antle acquires Boston-based Green City Growers

Employee owned grower-shipper, Tanimura & Antle announced March 9 the acquisition of Boston, Massachusetts, based Green City Growers. According to a news release, the merger of the two companies is based on a common commitment... more »

Five Crowns, Gloriann Farms open new facility in Tracy, California

Five Crowns, a family-owned third-generation grower, packer, shipper and processor of fresh produce, has opened its new facility in Tracy, California, with partner GloriAnn Farms. The new facility will expand the value-added sweet corn program... more »

California’s shift to safer pest management spurred by cross-sector work group

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture launch a broad new work group to accelerate the systemwide adoption of safer, sustainable pest control practices. According to a news release,... more »

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

Managing more than 5,000 acres of diverse crops in California’s Central Valley entails a thorough accounting of one’s water. For Daniel Errotabere, a third-generation grower and partner in Errotabere Ranches, it’s distributing what he calls... more »

Current Issue

Living Greens Farm enlarges product offerings, distribution

Balance the costs, benefits of grafting

Snap bean variety key for flowering in summer heat

Tests for viral diseases a guide to identify ToBRFV

Pursue best practices for fumigation, building soil microbes

New technology turns trusted irrigators into multi-purpose tool

Studies of biostimulant benefits address questions

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

National Council of Agricultural Employer column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

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