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Tomato grafting research shows potential, drawbacks

University of California researchers borrowed a page from the tree fruit industry handbook and looked at grafting tomato scion that produces desirable fruit onto hardy rootstocks. Part of the impetus behind their field trials, which... more »

Western Growers to honor California’s John Harris

Western Growers will honor California agricultural icon John Harris with its 2022 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who have contributed extensively... more »

CDFA extends application period for beginning farmer training program

CDFA is extending the application period for the 2022 Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training and Workforce Development Program (BFFTP). The agency is now accepting grant applications until Aug. 15, 2022, at 5 p.m., in order... more »

Arizona passes $1.2 billion water infrastructure legislation

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that invests $1.2 billion over three years to fund projects that will bring additional water to the state to secure Arizona’s water future, improve existing water infrastructure and implement effective... more »

Cal Poly sets annual Strawberry Center Field Day

More than 300 strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives are expected to attend the Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The July 28 event features researchers and students from Cal Poly and the University of... more »

California melon crop ready for summer

As the Independence Day holiday approached, watermelon farmers were anticipating booming business. "We're encouraged because we like the way the crop looks, and it probably is going to be a steady crop," said Joe Colace,... more »

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture names 2021-2022 sponsors

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture (CFA) announces its sponsors for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, spanning almost 200 individuals, businesses, and organizations. So far this year, sponsors have committed more than $220,000 for the Foundation’s Colorado... more »

Bill McCarthy joins Sakata Seed as director of R&D

Sakata Seed America Inc. has appointed William (Bill) McCarthy as director of research and development. Bill assumes the role from Jeff Zischke, who is retiring after 32 years in roles that include tomato breeder, global... more »

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