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Dave Wilson Nursery acquires Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California

Effective Nov. 25 Hickman, California-based Dave Wilson Nursery has purchased the assets of Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California.  According to a news release, the acquisition will increase environment-controlled greenhouse tree farming by thirteen additional acres,... more »

Wine fermentation laboratory opens in College Station, Texas

The dedication and opening of the Arthur and Gaye Platt Wine Fermentation Laboratory was held recently in College Station and will be housed in the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Horticultural... more »

Wine Institute gives 2019 California harvest report

Vintners in many California appellations are predicting light-to-normal size winegrape yields this year. The 2019 winegrape harvest started one to two weeks later than usual in many California wine regions. February brought heavy rain to Temecula Valley and Sonoma... more »

Sun World grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Palm Desert, California-based Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will... more »

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

CFVGA’s sixth annual conference Feb. 24-25 in Colorado

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its sixth annual conference Feb. 24-25, 2020, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Kicking off the conference will be John Cravens, Yercic Label, addressing the... more »

Exclusive showing of ‘The Last Harvest’ at Organic Grower Summit

An exclusive showing of the award winning Driscoll’s documentary The Last Harvest, which shines light on the labor shortage and immigration reform, will be held at the upcoming Organic Grower Summit, followed by an open forum  discussion among... more »

Funds back California nutrition incentives at farmers’ markets, small retailers

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has been awarded a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) grant of $7,166,877 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund nutrition incentives at Certified Farmers... more »


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