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Registration now open for 2022 Ag Innovations Conference

Located 20 miles south of Portland, Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center is organizing and hosting the 2022 Ag Innovations Conference (AIC), featuring various presentations, field tours and a tradeshow. Started in... more »

Program puts vineyard employees on a path toward leadership

The first cohort of the Sonoma County Winegrape Growers Foundation Leadership Academy for Vineyard Employees has graduated. The program provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn about a host of topics including financial literacy,... more »

USDA program boosts local crops from California’s underserved farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding a program in California that will buy and distribute locally grown, produced and processed food from underserved producers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the program July 27 during... more »

Zuber named University of California Extension orchard crops advisor

Cameron Zuber has been named University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crops advisor for Merced and Madera counties. For Merced County, he will cover orchard crops such as stone fruit, walnuts and almonds (not including... more »

California pear market ‘is on fire’

After years of removing their trees due to shrinking markets, California pear growers won't have much of a problem finding buyers for their fruit this year. With harvest ramping up in the Sacramento River district,... more »

California strawberry researchers identify Fusarium wilt-resistant gene

Strawberry losses from Fusarium wilt could become less of a threat after researchers at the University of California-Davis discovered genes that are resistant to the deadly soil-borne disease. The findings, published in the journal Theoretical... more »

Arizona passes $1.2 billion water infrastructure legislation

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation that invests $1.2 billion over three years to fund projects that will bring additional water to the state to secure Arizona’s water future, improve existing water infrastructure and implement effective... more »

Cal Poly sets annual Strawberry Center Field Day

More than 300 strawberry growers, researchers and industry representatives are expected to attend the Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The July 28 event features researchers and students from Cal Poly and the University of... more »

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