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$1.92M given for farm and ranch stress assistance

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Oct. 22 rolled out $1.92 million in four competitive grants supporting projects to provide stress assistance programs to support people... more »

AgWater Challenge embraced by Driscoll’s

Fresh berry brand Driscoll's is participating in the AgWater Challenge in an effort to manage natural resources in a collaborative way. The partnership reinforces Driscoll’s commitment to water stewardship as well as supporting its network of more... more »

Thrive Fresh Summit Challenge features startup finalists

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in San Bernadino, California

A quarantine in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County has been has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple... more »

Dave Puglia selected to lead Western Growers

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years... more »

Frieda Rapaport Caplan to be honored by Center for Growing Talent

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will honor industry veteran, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Catalyst Award. The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday,... more »

Reininger joins Western Growers Insurance as account manager

In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In... more »

Duda Farm Fresh Foods plans expansion of Oxnard facility

Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, is expanding its Oxnard, California, cooling and fresh-cut facility to better meet the increased demand for celery from foodservice, retailers and consumers. Celery stick... more »


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