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LGMA, Western Growers to offer remote food safety audits

Mandatory government food safety audits of leafy greens farms under the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement are continuing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced May 18 by Western Growers (WG) and the California Leafy Greens Marketing... more »

Misionero first processing-only facility to be EFI certified

After two years of preparation, Gonzales, California-based Missionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, announced its Gonzales facility received Equitable Food Initiative certification. According to a news release, this makes the Gonzales facility the first processing-only... more »

Viva Fresh holds ‘Bloom Where You are Planted’ event

While the industry may not have gotten the opportunity to go to Viva Fresh this year, Mission, Texas-based Viva Fresh is bringing various events to the industry – one of them In Bloom’s “Bloom Where... more »

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 »

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