Bushwick Commission supports pediatric health with Virginia Grown initiative

Bushwick Commission, a fourth-generation supplier of fresh potatoes and vegetables, recently concluded a promotion in Virginia that benefits the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters.  Addressing acute pediatric care and disease while also focusing on... more »

Western Growers holds annual meeting to honor Sonny Rodriguez

At the Western Growers' annual meeting in November, Sonny Rodriguez, president and CEO of The Growers Company, will receive the 2024 Award of Honor. Rodriguez joined The Growers Company in 1975, a third-generation family business... more »

The 2025 California Small Farm Conference will be a bilingual, hybrid event

The 2025 edition of the yearly California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 and will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. Participants, small-scale farmers, ranchers and local food advocates, will experience... more »

America’s Farmer’s Market Celebration begins

American Farmland Trust (AFT) has kicked off the 16th annual America’s Farmer’s Market Celebration (AFMC). The event celebrates the only annual ranking of the top farmers markets in the U.S. as voted on by the... more »

Registration opens for Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day

Registration has opened for the annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, scheduled for Aug. 8, is a large research and education gathering for the California strawberry industry, according to a news release from... more »

NCAE webinar detangles farmworker protection rule

In a recent webinar, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) presented information to help growers and agricultural employers better understand the farmworker protection rule. The May 21 “Detangling the Department of Labor’s ‘Farmworker Protection’... more »

IFPA previews Washington conference

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is gearing up for its annual Washington Conference, set to take place in the first week of June. The event promises to be focused on advocacy, networking and industry... more »

Ohio State University Extension announces joint agritourism and OPGMA events

Ohio State University Extension has announced the Ohio Agritourism Conference and OPGMA Summer Tour, combining efforts to provide valuable learning experiences while minimizing time away from the farm. Participants will gain insights into customer engagement,... more »

FIRA USA 2024 returns for this October

FIRA USA is set to provide a convergence of technology in the global AgRobotics sector this October, its third edition of the agricultural robotics conference, Oct. 22-24.  This northern California event offers industry stakeholders an... more »

May is farmworker mental health awareness month

Farmworker organization Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) is spotlighting Mental Health Awareness Month in May. EFI, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, recognizes the month as a time... more »

Current Issue

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WSU AI program helps address water scarcity

Platform10 initiative focuses on pest, disease research

Farm market report: Inflation, farm input costs shape farm market prices

Nature’s Reward battles disease, pests through mechanization, biologicals

Fresh Views: Pollinator habitats

Successful succession

Farm Market & Agritourism: markups vs. margins


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