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Ideanomics acquires US EV tractor maker Solectrac

Ideanomics announced June 14 it has fully acquired Solectrac Inc., a California-based manufacturer and distributor of premium zero-emission electric tractors that use clean renewable sources of energy, furthering the mission to reduce commercial fleet greenhouse gas emissions.... more »

California FarmLink offers course on succession planning for farmers, ranchers

Of all the challenges farmers face year after year, the most daunting challenge may be figuring out how to navigate the farm business succession process. If you’re a farmer or rancher planning to retire in the... more »

California releases its first reviews of local sustainable groundwater plans

Against the backdrop of what's shaping up as a devastating drought year, the California Department of Water Resources has released its first assessments of groundwater sustainability plans developed by local agencies to meet the requirements... more »

Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day to be held virtually July 14

The 12th Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day, sponsored by University of California Cooperative Extension, will be held virtually on July 14 from 8 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Pacific. Register to hear the latest on strawberry research... more »

National coalition presses for water supply infrastructure

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers, ranchers, water providers, businesses and communities urged Senate leaders yesterday to take action to address the... more »

Fruit breeding company IFG marks its 20th anniversary

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years, and IFG is celebrating the pioneering advancements we have brought to the world of fruit breeding. Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG) showed that... more »

New guide helps organic growers manage burrowing rodents

Burrowing rodents can cause extensive and expensive damage to orchards and crop fields. To manage the pests without chemicals used on conventional farms, organic growers can consult a new publication from University of California Agriculture... more »

California farmers oppose ‘ill-defined’ DPR spending proposal

California is losing farmland at an alarming rate of 50,000 acres a year. That's equivalent to 78 square miles, 12 Yosemite Valleys or 38,000 football fields. Not only does this have serious consequences for the... more »

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Partnership targets nation’s food deserts

FGN 60th Anniversary: Industry innovates to find best ways to grow fruit

Philosophy, learning from failure recipe for farming success at Homegrown Organic Farms

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CPS continues to fund research into listeria

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