By Region

UC Davis, wine industry cultivate relationship

Under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, just south of Merced, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collaboration with University of California-Davis Cooperative Extension, Roduner... more »

Extreme cold events saw varied responses in Michigan’s viticulture areas

After a mild December, Michigan experienced two extreme cold events in January 2019. The first was a pulse of cold dry air from Jan. 18 to 22. The second was a more extreme Polar Vortex... more »

Michigan Farm Women’s Symposium to be held in Benton Harbor

Farm Women’s Symposium (FWS) will be held in southwest Michigan’s Benton Harbor (Hilton Garden Inn) on March 6-8, 2019.  This event is an excellent opportunity for women involved in agriculture to learn, develop valuable networks,... more »

Colorado conference keynoter is RaboBank’s David Magana

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association's Fifth Annual Conference will feature David Magana, senior analyst, RaboBank, who on Feb. 26 will discuss trends, threats and opportunities in global and fresh produce markets. The Fifth... more »

Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association winter meeting Feb. 16

The first Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association Winter Conference is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s State Cooperative Extension Office. The meeting inaugurates the association for commercial blackberry growers,... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers to vote on program continuation

Michigan Tree Fruit producers will vote on whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Feb. 11-22. Ballots... more »

Wheatsheaf Group buys Purfresh, a CA systems provider

Wheatsheaf Group Limited recently purchased a majority stake in Purfresh, a global provider of controlled atmosphere systems. Purfresh systems are marketed as reducing the risk of high-value cargo loss through spoilage in refrigerated ocean shipping containers.... more »

Nutrien acquires Actagro

Nutrien has an agreement to buy Actagro, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies. Actagro’s portfolio includes approximately 30 specialty products for growers. Actagro products are produced at... more »


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