California

Tour de Fresh riders raise $141K for salad in schools

What started as a small idea with big hopes, has grown far beyond what its creators could’ve imagined. After five years running, Tour de Fresh presented by the California Giant Foundation, continues to support Salad Bars... more »

Ocean Mist expands organic operation

Fresh artichoke grower Ocean Mist Farms is expanding its organic vegetable production. The company July 5 announced a "significant increase in organic vegetable acreage" while not describing the number or... more »

California tomato processors contract for 11.9 million tons

California’s tomato processors reported in May they were contracting for 11.9 million tons of processing tomatoes during 2018, according to a report from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. This production is a slightly less than... more »

Professors describe a practical approach to biocontrols

The pest of a pest is the friend of growers. But in order to recognize that ally, growers need to know the pests attacking their crops, and who the pest’s natural enemies are. [caption id="attachment_14356"... more »

CDC links death to Romaine lettuce illness outbreak

A death in California has been linked to an outbreak strain of E. coli bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC in a May 2 update on the outbreak said... more »

California organic program has vacancies on advisory committee

The California State Organic Program’s (SOP) advisory board, the California Organic Products Advisory Committee (COPAC), has announced it is looking to fill nine vacancies on the 30-person committee. COPAC advises the secretary of the California... more »

National Organic Standards Board gets new members

The USDA has appointed two new members to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). Their terms began immediately April 25, 2018. James Greenwood from California, has been appointed to fill the... more »

Driscoll’s innovates with machinery, fruit, marketing

Build a better mousetrap, the old saying goes, and the world will beat a path to your door. Research and development aren’t always common investments in commodity markets. But the Driscoll’s motto is “only the... more »

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 »

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