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UC Davis breeders eye strawberry cultivar traits that work with robotics

University of California, Davis, has plans in place to put together a test agreement with advanced.farm to trial strawberry cultivars with robotic harvesting this fall. The cultivars put into the trial will be a combination... more »

2021 Farm Fresh Directory is a guide to Colorado-grown products

As Coloradans look forward to returning to typical summer activities, farmers’ markets and fresh produce stands are once again becoming the top destinations for outdoor excursions. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 37th annual Colorado Farm... more »

Drought magnifies critical water needs in California

Severe drought highlights the need for greater investment to improve aging California water facilities, and increases calls for allocation of federal and state resources to tackle the problem. A national coalition that includes the California... more »

Farmers get help bringing COVID-19 vaccines to California fields

Farmers and agricultural employers can protect their business and their employees by supporting workers’ access to COVID-19 vaccines. It’s now faster and easier for farmers to help their workers get vaccinated, thanks to a new... more »

Can agriculture become a major Hawaii industry again?

After the demise of the pineapple and sugar industries in Hawaii, could agriculture be revived as a major economic driver for the state? University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) experts say this is possible, but the state will... more »

US EV tractor maker Solectrac acquired by Ideanomics

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

Succession planning for farmers, ranchers aided by California FarmLink course

Of all the challenges farmers face year after year, the most daunting challenge may be figuring out how to navigate the farm business succession process. If you’re a farmer or rancher planning to retire in the... more »

Mark Frahm joins Sakata Seed America as melon breeder

Sakata Seed America recently welcomed Mark Frahm to its growing Research & Development team as the company’s melon breeder. Frahm joins a team of passionate and innovative plant breeders... more »

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Vertical greens growing trend gets its own USDA grant

Multiple factors shape 2021 vegetable crop

Auxin herbicide problems crop up for growers

New research seen on Reflex’s crop safety on vegetables

Government, industry eye E. coli in leafy greens

Farm Market column: Consider procs and cons of selling at farmers’ markets

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: It’s all about focus as homestretch of reform beckons

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