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New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and... more »

Jody Gomez joins Certis USA as Southwest regional manager

Industry veteran Jody Gomez has joined the team of Columbia, Maryland-based Certis USA sales professionals, the biopesticide company announced Feb. 16. Gomez will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company’s extensive product... more »

Principles of Vineyard Management course offered by Oregon State University

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an online course, Principles of Vineyard Management. Classes start March 30 and will run Tuesday and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST. The on-line course runs... more »

New Mexico State to host virtual fruit grower workshop March 11-12

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its annual fruit grower workshop virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 11-12. The workshop,... more »

Projected H-2A wage rates for 2021 emerging

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will... more »

Riveridge Land Co. gets funding for H-2A worker housing from state of Michigan

Grant, Michigan-based Riveridge Land Co. is one of 20 organizations to which the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and... more »

Five-year UC Davis effort aims to keep youth safe on agricultural ATVs

Researchers in the University of California, Davis department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are working to make agriculture safer for children. With a new five-year project funded through the National Children’s Center for Rural and... more »

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... 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

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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