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July 14 is date set for virtual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day

The 12th Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day, sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, will be held virtually on July 14 from 8 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Pacific. Register to hear the latest on strawberry research... more »

Enhanced push for water supply infrastructure comes from national coalition

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities urged Senate leaders yesterday to take action to address the... more »

Carrot grower-shipper awards annual scholarships to children of employees

Grimmway Farms hosted an outdoor reception June 2 at its headquarters to announce the 2021 recipients of the Grimmway Farms Scholarship Program. The annual program recognizes the superior academic performance of students who have a... more »

Joe Pezzini to depart Ocean Mist Farms

Castroville, California-based Ocean Mist Farms has announced that CEO/President Joe Pezzini will step down from this role effective June 30, 2021. Pezzini has been a consistent face and voice of this nearly 100-year-old brand for... more »

New guide helps organic growers battle burrowing rodents

Burrowing rodents can cause extensive and expensive damage to orchards and crop fields. To manage the pests without chemicals used on conventional farms, organic growers can consult a new publication from University of California Agriculture... more »

‘Ill-defined’ DPR spending proposal opposed by California farmers

California is losing farmland at an alarming rate of 50,000 acres a year. That's equivalent to 78 square miles, 12 Yosemite Valleys or 38,000 football fields. Not only does this have serious consequences for the... more »

Over-simplifying California water conservation brings dangers

You hear it every time drought returns to California: "Turn off the faucet when you brush your teeth." "Collect shower water in a bucket before it warms up." While valuable, these tried and true drought... more »

Researchers identify the best strawberries to grow in hot locations

It's strawberry season in many parts of the U.S, and supermarkets are teeming with these fresh heart-shaped treats. Although the bright red, juicy fruit can grow almost anywhere with lots of sunlight, production in some... more »

Current Issue

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

Notes from the Farm column: Stand-up tree planter works; keep a list for doctor

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