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Two key management roles made within Colorado ag department

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has announced the placement of new staff members into two key management roles within CDA’s Markets and State Fair divisions. Danielle Trotta has been selected to lead Colorado Department of Agriculture... more »

California has led US in farm sales since 1948; eyes future challenges

"California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues" by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics details the past, present and future of many of California’s major agricultural commodities, including grapes, tree fruits and nuts, vegetable... more »

California facility to include fresh-cut fruit products by Mann Packing

Coral Gables, Florida-based Mann Packing Co., a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America is excited to announce the addition of a... more »

Rescheduled Organic Produce Summit moves to September

Working with California state and county officials in monitoring the current COVID-19 situation, the Organic Produce Summit 2021 has moved the dates of this year’s event to Sept. 15-16 in Monterey, California. Originally slated for... more »

Strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes in top 10 California crops in 2019

In 2019 California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts compared to the previous year. According to a news... more »

Water supply concerns growers as California drought deepens

We need a Miracle March," Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California drops deeper into drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor said last week 85% of the state... more »

Gotham Greens accelerates growth with West Coast expansion

Gotham Greens, an indoor agriculture business operating high-tech greenhouses across the United States, announced March 2 its latest state-of-the-art greenhouse in California near the University of California-Davis, a leading agriculture research and teaching center. Located in Solano County, California, the... more »

Susceptibility factors in the fungal infections of ripe tomatoes viewed

Each year, roughly 25% of the fruits and veggies produced across the globe are lost due to fungal diseases. In fleshy fruits, like tomatoes, this issue is more pronounced, especially as they ripen. Researchers from... more »

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