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UC study: Pesticides can affect multiple generations of bees

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that pesticides not only directly affect bee health, but effects from past exposure can carry over to future generations. The study, published in... more »

California calls on local agencies to protect groundwater

For the first time in California history, local agencies and groundwater users are required to form groundwater sustainability agencies and develop and implement plans to guide how they will achieve groundwater basin sustainability goals over... more »

Water projects in drought-parched California and the West funded

In actions that carry out President Joe Biden's economic agenda, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of significant legislation, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan package that includes $8.3 billion for critical water... more »

Goods to and from farms slowed by supply chain snarls

Despite strong demand for their products overseas, California farmers say their agricultural exports remain stuck in a complex supply-chain labyrinth that has hindered their ability to ship goods to customers. Shipping delays have also slowed... more »

Rapid Robotics named to list of the Next Big Things in Tech

Rapid Robotics, creator of a ready-to-work robotic machine operator, announced Nov. 19 that it has been named to Fast Company’s inaugural Next Big Things in Tech list, honoring the technology breakthroughs that promise to shape the... more »

Enactment of final overtime rules in Colorado draws ag response

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association has expressed deep disappointment with the final overtime rules published Nov. 12 by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment. “While we greatly appreciate the Colorado Department of... more »

Grapes near the top of Fresno County, California, crop values

The Fresno County Department of Agriculture’s 2020 Crop and Livestock Report was presented to the Board of Supervisors today. For the third straight year, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural county in the nation.... more »

Western Growers names Steve Mangapit chief operating officer

Steve Mangapit has been named the first chief operating officer in Western Growers history, and in the new role he will be focused on operational efficiencies, improvements and innovations at the company. Mangapit will start... more »

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