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Director of the UC Kearney Research and Extension Center retires

University of California Cooperative Extension specialist Jeff Dahlberg, also the director of the UC Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center (KARE) in Parlier, invoked his 35 years of sorghum expertise to increasing interest in growing... more »

California producers get assistance to improve air quality from NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

Richard Rominger, former USDA deputy secretary, dies at 93

Praising Richard Rominger for his devotion to California agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed sadness at Rominger’s passing. Rominger, a longtime Yolo County farmer and agricultural official, died Sunday at 93. “It’s hard... more »

Western Growers hires Nate Flandro as new sales executive for commercial insurance

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has hired Nate Flandro as its new sales executive for commercial insurance. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance, Flandro will focus... more »

USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program applications set in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. USDA partners with state departments of agriculture through the annual grant program to enhance the competitiveness of specialty... more »

Kevin Watson joins Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement as compliance officer

Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (Arizona LGMA) has added Kevin Watson as its new LGMA compliance officer. In this role he will help to implement the program’s comprehensive, science-based, food safety standards. Watson joins Arizona... more »

NMSU receives $450,000 grant for pepper production research

A research team from the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University is working in partnership with colleagues from Texas A&M AgriLife Research to study issues affecting pepper production in... more »

Seedway names Western product and market development technician

Kenny Nakamura has accepted the position of Seedway product and market development technician for the Western United States commercial vegetable seed business. According to a news release, Nakamura is a recent graduate of the University... more »


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