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UC Davis to lead groundwater and irrigated agriculture sustainability study

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have been awarded a $10 million grant by the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to find ways to sustain irrigated agriculture while improving groundwater quantity and quality... more »

Could weeds be controlled by zapping them? Extension is investigating

In agriculture, weeds have a huge impact on crops and the bottom line, especially on organic farms where using herbicides aren’t an option. “Weeds are very problematic,” said Marcelo Moretti, weed specialist for the Oregon... more »

Michigan Community Mediation Association sets Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program

The Michigan Community Mediation Association (MCMA) has been awarded the Michigan Agricultural Mediation Program (MAMP) by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This program offers free mediation services to Michigan farmers to resolve their... more »

California Central Coast vineyard transitioning to organic production

The transition to organic winegrape growing can be seen as a high-risk process, and growers often wonder if positive results published by academic researchers will actually translate to their bottom lines once implemented in their... more »

Reclamation awards contract for Friant-Kern Canal repairs

The Bureau of Reclamation and Friant Water Authority (FWA) announced Oct. 7 the selection of a construction contractor to begin work on the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project. Brosamer & Wall/Tutor Perini Joint... more »

Gov. Whitmer, ag director celebrate Farm to School Month with apples

Gov.Whitmer, Lt. Governor Gilchrist and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell bit into Michigan apples Oct. 14 to celebrate the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch and Farm to School Month. They... more »

Sun World promotes Melillo to vice president of grower support services

Sun World International LLC has appointed Michele Melillo to the new position of vice president of Grower Support Services. Melillo recently managed the company’s agronomic support activities. In his new leadership position, he will oversee... more »

Webinar connects community supported ag farmers in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

The in-person "Thinking Inside the Box: Growing CSA’s Across the Tri-State Region Conference" originally scheduled for Oct. 24-25, 2021, has been postponed until 2022 due to continued concerns over gathering at this time. In its... more »

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Michigan grower takes helm of USApple board

Water woes challenge Western ag

A sentimental look at the impact of Larry Gut

Meet the Fruit & Vegetable 40 Under Forty Class of 2021

Climatology, tree and small fruits Great Lakes EXPO topics

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

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