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Western Growers to honor Carol Chandler at the 2021 Annual Meeting

Western Growers will honor agriculture advocate, educator, philanthropist and trailblazer Carol Chandler with the 2021 Award of Honor. The Award of Honor is Western Growers’ highest recognition of achievement and is given to individuals who... more »

Small Farm Innovation Challenge offered by California Association of Family Farmers

Farmers need right-sized technology. Tools and technology can help farmers improve efficiency, save labor and connect with their customers. But many of the innovations in agriculture today are built for large-scale production, out of reach for... more »

Advanced Farm Technologies gets $25M Series B funding round

Davis, California-based Advanced Farm Technologies Inc., developers of robotic technology for farmers, announced Sept.21 it has completed a series B investment round raising $25 million to support the company’s growth in strawberry harvesting and the... more »

National coalition seeks more water, conservation resources in reconciliation plan

With over 80% of the West currently experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions, and more than 2.2 million acres of land already burned across the Western states, a national coalition representing agriculture, public water... more »

Organic summit features workshop on soil health practices and strategies

An in-depth workshop on soil health practices and strategies employed in organic production systems that can build resilience to climate shock has been announced as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers... more »

SB87 threatens Colorado produce growers, CFVGA says

As Coloradans enjoy roasted Pueblo chiles, Palisade peaches the sweetest of sweet corn, Rocky Ford melons and other unbranded yet delicious and fresh Colorado produce, they need to know that the bounty could be coming... more »

CalFresh participants welcome texts on benefits of California-grown produce

The buzz or chirp of an incoming text message started some San Diego County, California, residents on the path to a healthier diet during this past year. In September 2020, most CalFresh participants in the... more »

San Joaquin County, California, releases 2020 Annual Agricultural Crop Report

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner formally presented the 2020 Annual Agricultural Crop Report to the County Board of Supervisors Sept. 14 for approval. The data will be used by the USDA as part of... more »

Current Issue

Crunch Time Apple Growers expand retail outlets, growing acres for club apples

USApple: 244M bushels, down 5.7%

FGN 60th anniversary: Mechanical strawberry harvest got Michigan boost

Michigan Pomesters honor research technologist

A Q&A with Anna Wallis of Michigan State University

West Central Michigan’s new research station open

‘Genius Bar’ stage, return of social hour at 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Biological industry maturing after decades of change

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: A show of hands outlines US farm labor trends

Notes from the Farm column: Machine maintenance proceeds amid world’s woes

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