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Company’s novel approach to marketing non-browning Arctic Apples outlined

Jennifer Armen recently presented a seminar in the University of California-Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) Library about her role in driving the business strategy to market the non-browning Arctic apple varieties of Okanagan... more »

Winegrape vineyards can be converted for machine pruning without replanting

Winegrape growers in the San Joaquin Valley who want to switch from hand pruning to mechanical pruning won't have to replant their vineyards to accommodate machinery, according to a new study published in HortTechnology by University of... more »

California Fresh Fruit Association expresses support for USMCA

The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) recently announced their support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "Mexico and Canada have proven to be vital trade partners over the years for California’s fresh fruit growers and... more »

California grape crush up 6.2%

California grapes crushed in 2018 topped 4.5 million tons – a mark that surpassed the previous year although not the record set in 2013, according to the annual report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.... more »

Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards recipients set

The California Green Medal recipients have been announced for the fifth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable... more »

TV show debuting Thursday to feature Alaskan fruit grower

An Alaskan fruit farm will be featured on an eight-part new television series that debuts 10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 on the History channel. The series, called The American Farm, promises “an authentic look at... more »

Western Growers president testifies on ag labor shortages

On April 3, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif detailed the critical labor shortages facing American agriculture and laid out the case for agricultural immigration reform before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and... more »

California Giant Berry Farms to host chef invitational

California Giant Berry Farms will soon select chef finalists to compete in its annual Chef Invitational held at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey. Recipe submissions to compete in the 2nd annual California Giant Berry Farms... more »


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