California

UC Davis students breed beans for organic farming

Graduate students at the University of California, Davis, have begun field... more »

California to hear updates on water conditions

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will hear updates by federal and state officials on current water conditions and the outlook for this summer at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018... more »

3 states produced 76 percent of U.S. veggies in 2017

Just three states account for 76 percent of the country’s vegetable production value during 2017, according to numbers released recently by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. For the 26 selected vegetables and melons estimated... more »

Talley Farms names Derek Sass new sales manager

Talley Farms, a fourth-generation family farming operation located in California's Arroyo Grande Valley, has named produce industry veteran Derek Sass as sales manager for the company, which... more »

Produce safety training ensuring continued enjoyment of specialty crops

Oakleaf, Mizuna, Red Rib Chicory, Lollo Rosa, and Lamb's Lettuce, are the names of a few of the leafy vegetables which graced my salad plate. The thinly sliced fresh red onion, juicy pomegranate kernels, and... more »

What California’s new organic regulations mean for growers

California is the leading agricultural state in the country and we are proud of the products that are grown and produced here. The laws and regulations that are in place protect consumers, producers, handlers, processors,... more »

Medfly quarantine declared in California’s San Mateo

Two Mediterranean fruit flies (medflies), detected in the city of Half Moon Bay have prompted a quarantine in California’s San Mateo County. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is working with the USDA and... more »

California agriculture faced severe labor shortage, survey says

California agriculture has a chronic problem finding and hiring qualified employees, according to a survey of farmers and ranchers published by the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF). The informal survey of Farm Bureau members showed that more... more »

New overtime rules leave California growers wondering if they’ll survive

On Sept. 12, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will phase in new overtime rules for the state’s agricultural workers beginning in 2019. The standard overtime threshold for most California industries is eight... more »

California extends water conservation mandates

The California State Water Resources Control Board announced the extension of water conservation mandates through the end of October. Urban Californians will have to reduce their water usage by about 23.4 percent, the Sacramento Bee... more »

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