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2022 California winegrape crop forecast as ‘stable’

For Jeff Bitter, 2022 will be a year of recovery for California winegrape growers – but not for the reasons one might think. "It's not so much a recovery from the pandemic as much as... more »

World Ag Expo returns Feb. 8-10

Spaces are marked, pavilions are built, and World Ag Expo is ready to be “Back in AgTion” Feb. 8-10 in Tulare, California. Tickets are on sale now at https://bit.ly/WAE22Tickets. Show officials note confidence in the... more »

Disrupted shipping services to US-grown ag commodities addressed

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Jan. 31 plans to increase capacity at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California and improve service for shippers of U.S. grown agricultural commodities. The USDA is partnering with the... more »

Sun World names Jennifer Petersen as executive VP and chief science officer

Bakersfield, California-based Sun World International LLC has appointed Jennifer Petersen as executive vice president and chief science officer, CEO & President David Marguleas announced recently. In this new leadership position, she will oversee all activities,... more »

Sonoma County winegrape growers, Ford plan electric vehicle pilot

The Sonoma County Winegrowers are joining Ford Pro in a pilot project that will bring electric vehicles and connected services to three farms in Sonoma County, California. The heart of the project is to demonstrate... more »

Biological soil analysis BeCrop updated by Biome Makers

Biome Makers Inc. announced Jan. 27 updates to its advanced biological soil analysis: BeCrop. Growers used to have to wait until after the growing season to determine the success of their crops, but now BeCrop... more »

Improved nitrogen fertilization, irrigation practices sought in California

The California Department of Food And Agriculture (CDFA) has received $2 million from the USDA for a research consortium to implement a demonstration and outreach approach to help farmers improve nitrogen fertilization and irrigation practices.... more »

Tool identified in fight against fungal disease on pomegranates

The production of pomegranates is increasing globally. While India is the largest producer of this fruit, the pomegranate shrub or tree can be grown in any tropical to temperate climate. In the United States, approximately... more »

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