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California strawberry growers enhance safety practices for COVID-19

Over the past nine weeks, the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) bilingual outreach and training team has been in the fields providing guidance and training to ensure the safety of our vital workforce in the midst of... more »

California agriculture presence increased by pest control firm Suterra

Bend, Oregon-based Suterra, a sustainable pest control company, announced the opening of a new office in Fresno, California and the doubling in staff of its California-based technical team. According to a news release, Suterra is... more »

Crawford joins California and Arizona LGMA Food Safety Programs

The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has appointed Willette Crawford to serve as compliance officer, effective immediately. Crawford will also serve as compliance officer for the Arizona LGMA Program.  She succeeds Jonathan Field who is... more »

Keeping workers safe a focus of Colorado produce operations

Colorado fruit and vegetable growers are working hard to protect the health of the men and women who work to cultivate, harvest and pack fresh fruits and vegetables. At Petrocco Farms in Brighton, workers are... more »

Leafy greens process to strengthen food safety rules

Although leafy greens farmers are facing new challenges created by the Coronavirus pandemic, efforts to strengthen required food safety practices are still moving forward with numerous actions taking place this month.  “California’s leafy greens farmers... more »

Unique onion variety starts Baloian Farms’ 40th harvest

As the last and only steward to this special variety, Fresno, California-based Baloian Farms once again brings to market the heirloom Fresno Flat Sweet Red Onion. This week will mark the company’s 40th spring harvest.... more »

‘I Pick Safety’ campaign ramped up by California Strawberry Commission

"I Pick Safety" is a new effort from the California Strawberry Commission to highlight farm worker safety and industry-leading training and safety practices by emphasizing that everybody is responsible to always pick safety. “Our new I... more »

Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program boosted at UC ANR

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources will be welcoming the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program back to its direct oversight effective July 1, 2020. "This change in management will enable closer collaboration between the Sustainable... more »

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