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Colorado ag department seeks listings for 2021 Farm Fresh Directory

Colorado agricultural producers are encouraged to be part of the 2021 Farm Fresh Directory, published annually by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The directory, which will be released in June, promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside... more »

Western Growers hires Robert Medler as Arizona government affairs manager

Western Growers has added Robert Medler as Arizona government affairs manager. Medler brings nearly 15 years of government relations experience and will represent specialty crop producers in the fresh produce industry in the Arizona State... more »

Funding for ag labor and wildfire research included in grant program

Two new projects designed and led by University of California Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians – wildfire recovery and agricultural labor – but will also have global reach. Both are funded through... more »

Keynote speakers for CFVGA’s annual conference set; registration begins

Kimbal Musk, chef, restauranteur, philanthropist and “real food” entrepreneur will open the Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s seventh Annual Conference the morning of Feb. 17. Participants can expect an informal keynote address where Musk... more »

Sixth class of the Future Volunteer Leaders Program inaugurated by Western Growers

To identify and prepare the next generation of Western Growers (WG) members for positions of leadership within the Western fresh produce industry, WG has inaugurated the sixth class of the Future Volunteer Leaders Program (FVLP).... more »

Nine academics join UC ANR during the last six months

Nine academics have joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources in the last six months. Douglas Amaral is the new pomology, water and soils advisor in Kings and Tulare counties Douglas Amaral Douglas Amaral... more »

Aging Western water infrastructure addressed in ag coalition letters

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership Jan. 13 to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic... more »

Virtual format planned for Western Food Safety Summit in May

The Western Food Safety Summit at Hartnell College will go virtual on May 5-6, inviting attendees from across California and the entire country to view live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers and executives. The two-day... more »


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