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Andy D’Arrigo’s 100th birthday celebrated

Andy D’Arrigo, the face behind D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California’s legacy and company logo, is celebrating his 100th birthday. Andy D’Arrigo as a child. D’Arrigo is the face behind the company’s... more »

California winter vegetables thriving in Imperial Valley

Winter vegetable harvest is in full swing in California's Imperial Valley, and growers say the conditions this season have been close to perfect. “I’ve had a great growing season. Everything is on time and beautiful,... more »

Fusarium wilt of lettuce field day scheduled for Yuma

The University of Arizona Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is scheduling the 2023 Yuma Fusarium Wilt of Lettuce Field Day. The event, scheduled for Nov. 30, will be at the Yuma, Arizona,... more »

New UC studies estimate production costs for coastal lettuce, broccoli

Help for estimating costs and potential returns for growing lettuce and broccoli is now available for California Central Coast growers and others. Four new cost studies for lettuce and broccoli grown in Santa Cruz, San... more »

Misionero celebrates 50th anniversary

Leafy greens grower Misionero, which markets organic and conventionally grown produce, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1973 by Floyd Griffin, Misionero has a deep-rooted history and commitment to organic practices, offering organic products... more »

California farmers seek rebound after floods, virus hits lettuce crop

Things were challenging enough for lettuce growers in Monterey County’s Salinas Valley before Mother Nature dealt a one-two punch in this year’s storms. Farmers in 2022 suffered an estimated $150 million in crop losses as... more »

Scientists study lettuce that resists E. coli

Researchers at the University of California-Davis are working to identify strains of lettuce that can resist bacteria like E. coli. The research, led by Maeli Melotto, associate professor in the UC-Davis College of Agricultural and... more »

Western Growers to honor John D’Arrigo

Western Growers is recognizing John D’Arrigo’s contributions to agriculture with its 2023 Award of Honor. D’Arrigo is CEO, president and chairman of the board of D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California, a vertically integrated grower, packer... more »

Lettuce fed to starving Cape Canaveral manatees

Florida manatees are again dining on lettuce as part of a push to slow the starvation deaths of the threatened aquatic species. An experimental feeding program at a warm-water power plant near Cape Canaveral is... more »

Tanimura & Antle celebrates 40th anniversary

On Nov. 10, 1982, two families who migrated to the Salinas Valley chasing the California dream shook hands and established a company that would impact the fresh produce and agriculture industry forever. Built upon a... more »

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