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Western Growers’ members cope with COVID-19 by innovating

Of the $1.4 billion in relief checks already provided to more than 80,000 farmers and ranchers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, less than 2%, about $25 million, has been allocated to specialty crop producers. As... more »

Herbicide option for California growers provided with Homeplate approval

Registration approval of the non-selective herbicide Homeplate by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation unlocks a new option for growers in the 2020 growing season, Certis USA officials say. California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) announced... more »

Innovative approaches amid COVID-19 pandemic for New Mexico ag

New Mexico’s agriculture industry provides many resources that are crucial to the state’s communities and economy. To ensure these resources remain available to the public, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is taking innovative approaches... more »

More-sustainable alternatives to banned pesticide chlorpyrifos seen in report

A report issued July 16 identifies alternatives for California growers to the banned pesticide chlorpyrifos and calls for continued work towards safer, more sustainable pest management practices. Following California's historic decision to end use of... more »

Prop 15, higher property tax measure, opposed by California ag groups

California’s leading agricultural organizations, including California Farm Bureau, Western Growers and the Agricultural Council of California, representing farmers and ranchers of all types across the state, announced a new coalition and campaign against Prop 15,... more »

California sets workshops to enhance healthy soils practices

The California Department of Food and Agriculture and California Air Resources Board will hold a series of stakeholder workshops on the development of a framework for public-private partnerships to invest in scaling up healthy soils... more »

Virtual Small Fruit and Vegetable Meeting scheduled in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Small Fruit and Vegetable Meeting virtually on Tuesday, Aug, 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. If you have any questions,... more »

Leaf lettuce leads the way in 2019 Monterey County Crop Report

Monterey County, California's top four most valuable crops remained unchanged from 2018 to 2019, led by leaf lettuce, which saw an increase of almost 15%, fueled by better pricing for romaine. Overall, the county’s agricultural... more »


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