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Report explores long-term effects of COVID-19 on California ag industry

COVID-19 continues to affect parts of California agriculture in different ways. A new report from agricultural economists at the University of California examines the current and long-term impacts on California’s leading agricultural industries. Profiles in... more »

Webinar: ‘Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to California Winegrapes’ set

Three California wine industry organizations will join forces to present a webinar: "Spotted Lanternfly – A Threat to CA Winegrapes on June 11, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. PST. The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive... more »

Full statistics now available for California crop year 2018

In 2018 California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion for their output. This represents a slight increase compared to 2017. California remains the leading U.S. state in cash farm receipts. California’s agricultural abundance includes... more »

AG&P launches specialized agriculture workforce solutions to meet demand

Houston-based AG&P Americas has launched a new service line offering workforce solutions for the U.S. agriculture sector amid shortages in seasonal farm labor.Headquartered in Spring, Texas, AG&P Fieldwork – Agriculture Services provides farmers with seasonal... more »

Colorado has Farm Fresh Directory to link consumers with farms

In a time when families are looking for local products, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s 36th annual Colorado Farm Fresh Directory helps consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, U-picks and more. “Farmers’ markets may look... more »

Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge reveals big success

Not everything has thrived in the midst of a pandemic but the Viva Fresh Clean Eating Challenge participants have proven that they can still deliver positive results with a more than 160-pound cumulative weight loss... more »

For California strawberry growers, it’s safety first

A new video produced by the California Strawberry Commission highlights how strawberry farmers, in the midst of peak harvest season and during a global pandemic, are implementing safety practices in the fields to keep their... more »

Wilson new presidential director for Clif Bar Endowed Organic Agriculture Institute

Houston Wilson has been named the presidential director for the University of California’s Organic Agriculture Institute, which was established in January 2020 with a $500,000 endowment by Clif Bar and a matching $500,000 endowment from... more »


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