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Cultiva helps mitigate effects of environmental stress on fruit crops

Farmers and scientists worldwide are working on technology to help mitigate the effects of environmental stress on fruit and vegetable crops. According to a news release, technologies from Cultiva are providing peace of mind, higher yields... more »

Study: CFAP payment limits hinder specialty crop producers

A study recently conducted by the Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University found that the payment limits imposed by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program would have varying impacts across the country, but specialty crop producers... more »

Virtual event with Costco’s Frank Padilla and Category Partners’ Steve Lutz

The Organic Produce Network will hold a virtual online event featuring Frank Padilla, Costco’s vice president and general manager, produce and meat, and Steve Lutz, Category Partners’ senior vice president of insights & innovation, discussing... more »

Oregon State professor, viticulture specialist confirmed as ASEV president

Patty Skinkis, Oregon State University’s viticulture Extension specialist and professor, has been confirmed as 2020-2021 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) as of July 1. She succeeds Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for... more »

Report: Evidence of California farmworker vulnerability during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 Farmworker Study Team announced in July the completion of statewide survey of more than 900 farmworkers in California, which provides unique insights into the experience of these essential workers during the pandemic. According... more »

Western Growers AgTech Center secures first international partner

Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT), a California-based incubator dedicated to accelerating the development of agricultural technologies, announced July 30 the government of Canada as its first international partner. “As our technology center... more »

California governor announces new support for workers

Building on previous actions to protect California’s front-line workforce, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced July 24 a host of new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19. Gov.... more »

New Mexico ag interests take innovative approaches amid COVID-19 pandemic

New Mexico’s agriculture industry provides many resources that are crucial to the state’s communities and economy. To ensure these resources remain available to the public, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) is taking innovative approaches... more »


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