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OPS keynote presentations headlined by Albertson’s co-chairman Jim Donald

Jim Donald, Albertson’s co-chairman, will be a featured keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the... more »

Mixed bag for California melon crop reported

As people get back to backyard celebrations this summer, California melon growers say demand for summer staples of watermelons, honeydews, cantaloupes and mixed melons remains high, though getting the crop to market has faced several... more »

ASU issues report on how the organic food market can be improved

Arizona State University’s Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems has issued a new report on how the organic food market can be improved, and it's targeting the most powerful person in the free world –... more »

Long-term support to address drought on California agricultural, other lands

In the middle of California’s drought, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is meeting with landowners, Tribal representatives, and agencies to assess resource concerns and offer assistance to farmers and ranchers, as well as, forest and... more »

Alternatives to ag burning demonstrated by agricultural organizations

On June 29, Nisei Farmers League, along with other agricultural organizations, held an in-person demonstration pilot project at a vineyard in Madera County, California, to display alternatives to agricultural burning. The project is looking for... more »

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus on desert lettuce topic of hybrid workshop

Impatients Necrotic Spot Virus was detected in spring 2021 on lettuce in the Western desert of the U.S. Although the disease did not have a significant impact in most fields, the impact of Impatients Necrotic... more »

Joint venture to produce ‘breakthrough’ in controlled environment agriculture

Irving, California-based Aeroponics Integrated Systems, Inc. d.b.a. AeroBloom, and Petro Control Systems Inc. announced a joint venture that will produce an advanced controlled environment agriculture system. Key benefits will include AI-based predictive system analytics and... more »

Organic Produce Summit 2021 second educational session announced

On the heels of one of the most challenging and demanding years in the history of the fresh produce industry, leaders from the production and retail side of business will explore what lies ahead for... more »

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Onion growers overcome weather, navigate marketing

University of California improves equipment for vacuuming lygus bugs

Strohauer Farms diversifies with organic potatoes

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

Why garden centers should consider a CSA program

Customer expectations change during pandemic

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Heat is on to protect those who toil on farms

Notes from the Farm column: Health challenges, mixed with desire to finish projects

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