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Diverse experiences to be featured at Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19 recognizes the increasingly international scope of the produce industry, with a number of presenters from Latin America and a diversity of experience and expertise... more »

California defends farmworker protections at the US Supreme Court

In a brief filed Feb. 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board defended the state’s 45-year-old access regulation, a  tool that empowers farmworkers to learn about their organizing rights. According... more »

CDFA secretary, staff to participate in California Small Farm Conference

The 33rd  annual California Small Farm Conference will feature California Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and agency staff during its series of educational webinars, videos and online forums Feb. 22-28. According to... more »

MSU to study effectiveness, cost of blueberry pest management strategies

A team of researchers from Michigan State University has received a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to examine the effectiveness and cost of new blueberry pest... more »

Joseph Rivet selected as Michigan ag department’s new deputy director

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced the selection of Joseph Rivet as the department’s deputy director, effective Monday, Feb. 22. “Joseph has a clear passion for public service with over... more »

New leader to expand WSU’s decision system for fruit, potato growers

For more than a decade, entomologist David Crowder has helped Pacific Northwest farmers sustainably defend against insect pests and invaders. This winter, Crowder expanded his role as interim director of Washington State University’s Decision Aid System... more »

Potential apple maggot quarantine for Okanogan County meeting topic

In 2020, Washington State Department of Agriculture placed a total of 281 adult fly traps on host trees in the pest-free area of Okanogan County. We documented 69 positive sites that captured 471 adult apple... more »

Driscoll’s technology solution measures berry sweetness

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh berries,  announced Feb. 17 a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll's quality measurement process. The Near... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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