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ProteoSense Wins THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge

SVG Ventures and Produce Marketing Association (PMA) announced  oct. 17 that ProteoSense, an Ohio-based startup, as the winner of the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge and recipient of a spot in the THRIVE VI Accelerator Program... more »

SVG Ventures and PMA name finalists for the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge

Produce Marketing Association and SVG Ventures announce the startup finalists with innovative solutions for the produce and floral industries to pitch live on stage at the THRIVE Fresh Summit Challenge. The pitch presentation will take... more »

California declares Medfly quarantine in San Bernadino

A quarantine has been declared due to a Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) infestation in the unincorporated area of Devore, San Bernardino County. A total of two adult males, two mated females and multiple larvae have... more »

Western Growers board selects Dave Puglia as next president and CEO

The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years... more »

Center for Growing Talent will honor Frieda Rapoport Caplan

Center for Growing Talent (CGT) will honor industry veteran, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, as the winner of the 2019 Women’s Catalyst Award. The award will be presented during the sold-out Women’s Fresh Perspectives Breakfast on Saturday,... more »

Western Growers Insurance has new senior account manager

In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In... more »

Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation and pesticide manufacturers to... more »

Bailey appointed to USDA Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

John Bailey, director of the University of California’s Hopland Research and Extension Center, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Bailey’s... more »


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