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Butterfly acquires Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup for $510 million

Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, said June 17 it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of Bolthouse Farms from Campbell Soup Co. (NYSE:CPB) for $510 million in... more »

Drought funds set for farm operations in 39 Colorado counties

As more than half of all Colorado counties continue to experience repercussions of a crippling drought spanning nearly two years, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 28 Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas... more »

So you think consumers know their fruits and veggies? Not so much

Hitchcock Farms in Salinas, California has created an interactive quiz for readers to test their own fruit and vegetable knowledge – they can compare their score against others across the country.  The quiz can be... more »

Timorex Gold fungicide by Summit Agro registered in California

Summit Agro USA has received registration in California for Timorex Gold, a natural botanical broad-spectrum fungicide. Timorex Gold is the world’s leading biofungicide and used in nearly 40 countries worldwide. It provides strong control of... more »

Invasive Species Action Week marked in California

When insects, weeds, animals and diseases enter California from elsewhere in the nation or world, they can cause economic losses to agricultural crops and ecological damage to the state's natural areas. Ultimately, invasive species affect... more »

California processing tomato acreage stays steady

As of May 15, California’s tomato processors reported they have or will have contracts for 12.1 million tons of processing tomatoes for 2019, according to a survey conducted by USDA NASS’ Pacific Regional Office. This... more »

Grimmway Farms expands Southeast operations

Bakersfield, California-based Grimmway Farms, a large producer of carrots and the nation’s largest producer of organic vegetables, announced June 3 that it has acquired the southern Georgia and north Florida processing facilities and assets of... more »

Food safety issues to be discussed by growers in California locations

Livestock operations and fresh produce growers in California are among the most highly regulated in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to keep our food safe. The California Good Agriculture... more »


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