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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 »

Zero waste efforts by California’s Shapiro-Gilman Shandler Produce saluted

California-based Shapiro-Gilman-Shandler Produce announced it was awarded Gold Level status under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification system. Administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), TRUE helps facilities define, pursue, and achieve Zero Waste goals while... more »

Adaptation to climate change by agriculture topic of California webinar

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will present results via webinar on its recently released report, “Climate Change Impacts for Specialty Crops: Southern California Region,” which documents strategies proposed by agricultural representatives to The... more »

California shares ‘COVID-19 Awareness for Agriculture’ 

California agriculture is vital to the nourishment of our citizens, our economy and our environment. From the farm, to the packing and/or processing plant, and into the hands of consumers, California’s bounty is in high demand... more »

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