West

A ‘win-win’ scenario created by pollinator habitat at UC Davis solar facility

A new project led by the Wild Energy Initiative at UC Davis will study pollinator habitat restoration at a photovoltaic solar facility operated on campus by SunPower Corp. “Society faces the challenge of generating food and renewable... more »

With release of 2019 crop report, Fresno County keeps nation’s top ag title

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture’s 2019 Crop and Livestock Report was presented Nov. 24 to the Board of Supervisors. For the second year in a row, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural county... more »

Public input sought on water quantity issues in the West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 2 it is seeking public input about water quantity in the West related to existing Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) programs. Acting NRCS Chief Kevin Norton will... more »

Nature Fresh Farms expands operations to Laredo, Texas

Nature Fresh Farms has expanded operations with a new Distribution Center in Laredo, Texas, with future developments planned for next year. The new 61,000-square-foot Distribution Center in Laredo, Texas, provides a new major hub of... more »

Idaho grower, transporter to pay back wages after DOL determination

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), an American Falls, Idaho, agricultural grower and potato transporter will pay $68,848 in back wages to 66 workers to resolve... more »

Virtual format set for EcoFarm Conference in partnership with Sierra Harvest

For the last 40 years, ecologically minded farmers, ranchers and foodies alike have gathered in Pacific Grove, California, to network, learn and activate at the EcoFarm Conference. In partnership with Sierra Harvest, this year’s EcoFarm... more »

Virtual annual conference for Colorado Fruit & Veg group set

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its seventh annual conference Feb. 17-18, 2021, using a virtual format. Registration for the event is just $20 for members registering early. “With a very... more »

Beneficial Insectary Inc. of California purchased by Biobest

Beneficial Insectary Inc., a North America independent producer of beneficial insects and mites, and Biobest Group NV, a  biocontrol and pollination today announced Nov. 30 that Biobest Group NV – through its subsidiary Biobest USA,... more »


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