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FDA, others to study human pathogens in Yuma region leafy greens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a new initiative with support from the Arizona Department of Agriculture to better understand the ecology of human pathogens in the environment in the Yuma agricultural region.... more »

Passage of USMCA backed by California farmers, restauranters

Farmers, restaurants and their customers will all benefit from improved trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico, according to a coalition of California agricultural groups, restaurants and chefs. In a letter sent today to... more »

Education session speakers set for Organic Grower Summit

The founders and CEOs from six of the nation’s most progressive ag tech companies will present a series of TedTalk-style presentations to kick off the educational program at the third annual Organic Grower Summit in... more »

Belchim USA’s Spin-Aid granted 2EE classification in California, Arizona

Belchim Crop Protection USA (Belchim USA), a leading supplier of innovative crop protection products, announces that the post-emergent herbicide solution, Spin-Aid®, has received a 2EE classification for spinach grown for processing and seeding in California... more »

New advisors, specialists join University of California Cooperative Extension

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor Contra Costa County Kamyar Aram... more »

UC ag department responds to president’s exit

Glenda Humiston, University of California (UC) vice president for agriculture and natural resources, issued the following statement today (Sept. 18): "Earlier today (Sept. 18), UC President Janet Napolitano announced that she will be stepping down... more »

Tool predicts bee colony odds at overwintering

A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honeybee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more »

Agricultural statistics for 2018 released in California

In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities.... more »


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