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Upcoming agtech webinar focuses on artificial intelligence to help growers

GeoVisual Analytics’ technology focuses on big data analytics to improve intelligence across the farm. General Manager Charles McGregor is joining Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology (WGCIT) Director Dennis Donohue this Thursday, Sept. 17,... more »

Brandt expands ag sales team in Pacific Northwest and Canada

Brandt Specialty Formulations has added two new territory sales managers, Cody Massey and Nate Britt, to its North American Ag sales team, covering the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canada. ... more »

Farm Bureau coalition urges support for federal wildfire bill

With wildfires roaring through the western United States, a U.S. Senate subcommittee will consider a bill Sept. 16 that would implement a variety of wildfire-mitigation projects. A coalition of 13 Western state Farm Bureaus and... more »

Members sought for on-farm water and energy efficiency advisory group

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel (EFA SAP) is accepting applications from stakeholders interested in serving on an ad hoc advisory group to provide input about on-farm water and energy... more »

Organic farmers impacted by wildfires offered organic foundation grants

The CCOF Foundation is poised to help organic farmers recover from the unprecedented wildfires burning across the West Coast and in CCOF’s own hometown of Santa Cruz, California. The CCOF Foundation’s Bricmont Hardship Assistance Fund... more »

Organic farming lessons offered online by University of California

Farmers who want to learn organic production practices for California specialty crops can now get training at their convenience on their own computers. The organic farming training is designed by the University of California Sustainable... more »

California ag groups denounce governor’s backing of Proposition 15

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement of support for Proposition 15, the split-roll property tax initiative, California Farm Bureau Federation President Jamie Johansson said the endorsement ignores the measure’s harmful impact on the state’s rural communities.... more »

Virosoft CP4 registered in California for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, is proud to announce that it received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its VirosoftTM CP4, a biopesticide used in the fight against the codling moth(cydia... more »


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