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USHBC seeks nominations for members

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is seeking nominations to fill member and alternate positions for the USHBC Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information Order. These positions, along with alternates for each, are being filled for... more »

UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley offers CropManage workshop

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

American Farm Bureau sets policy agenda at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Drone workshop focuses on farm use

The University of Arizona (UA) is scheduling a workshop designed to help growers considering using drones. The Easy Drone Use for Better Farms Workshop is scheduled for Jan. 31. The workshop will be presented in-person... more »

California Ag Leadership Program class seeks applications

Applications are now being accepted for the newest class of the California Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP). Applicants for Class 54 should be mid-career growers, farmers, ranchers, horticulturalists, foresters and/or individuals working in other areas of... more »

UC-Davis Viticulture & Enology sees new leadership

The Department of Viticulture & Enology at the University of California-Davis recently changed leadership. Professor David Block stepped down as department chair after 12.5 years, and Ben Montpetit, associate professor, was named interim chair, effective... more »

California seeks to define ‘regenerative’

With companies increasingly using the term “regenerative” to sell their products, there’s also growing pressure to nail down what this latest farming buzzword means. The unregulated term has crept into legislation, language authorizing government funding... more »

Pink Cosmo berries a hit in their trial season

Shoppers in select Sprouts Farmers Markets stores in California earlier this year might have thought the Pink Cosmo blueberries were the work of a shrewd marketer who saw an opportunity for yet another Barbie-themed product.... more »

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