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Measurements of berry sweetness done with Driscoll’s technology solution

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh berries,  announced Feb. 17 a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll's quality measurement process. The Near... more »

Best practices for California urban farmers outlined in food safety guide

Californians growing food in cities now have help understanding the food safety laws that apply to them. A free publication containing California-specific information on rules and regulations for urban farmers was recently published by the... more »

Salinas, California latest location for nonprofit Brighter Bites

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has launched its seventh location in Salinas, California. According to a news release, the fertile fields of the Salinas... more »

Misionero has strategic partnership with Grupo Alex

Misionero, a leader in organic salads, prepared lettuces, value-added vegetables, and a pioneer in plant-based salad products, announced a new strategic partnership with Grupo Altex, a leading agricultural company in Mexico. The newfound partnership will... more »

USDA releases its Farm Labor Survey; previews H-2A wage rates

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will... more »

Making agriculture safer for children is aim of five-year UC Davis project

Researchers in the University of California, Davis department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are working to make agriculture safer for children. With a new five-year project funded through the National Children’s Center for Rural and... more »

Rebuilding wildlife habitat, regenerating groundwater goals of Cascadian Farm

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

UC Davis Plant Sciences profs lead projects to advance student skills

From encouraging increased diversity to an innovative leadership program that employs interdisciplinary training in soil and plant health, two professors are spearheading projects that advance graduate and postgraduate training in the Department of Plant Sciences... more »

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