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California growers gain access to systemic copper product

 Producers in California now have access to what Sym-Agro is calling a more effective, longer-lasting copper bactericide and fungicide – Instill protects nut trees, fruit trees, citrus, leafy vegetables and berries. “The key difference is... more »

California Farm Bureau files suit in lower San Joaquin River case

A plan for lower San Joaquin River flows misrepresents and underestimates the harm it would cause to agricultural resources in the Central Valley, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation, which filed suit today to... more »

Lodi Grape Day has full list of winegrape topics

The Lodi (California) Winegrape Commission will hold its 67th annual Lodi Grape Day in conjunction with University of California Extension and the Lodi Chamber of  Commerce's Agribusiness Committee. For over 65 years, the Agribusiness Committee... more »

Lake County North Coast pear meeting planned in California

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites growers and others involved in the North Coast pear industry to attend the 2019 North Coast Pear Research Meeting to be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 8... more »

Chef, consumer activist set for Organic Produce Summit

Award-winning chef and author Dan Barber and organic consumer activist Robyn O’Brien have been confirmed as keynote presenters at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), this coming July in Monterey, California. Barber and O’Brien... more »

Cold inspection facility in Nogales to boost Arizona economy

An Arizona state investment in a cold inspection facility in Nogales is set to broaden fresh fruit and vegetable availability, helping boost employment and economic development. Governor Doug Ducey’s proposed budget includes $700,000 toward the... more »

Select strawberry varieties show charcoal rot resistance

Charcoal rot is a universal problem for strawberry breeding programs, according to disease resistance trials at the California Polytechnic State University Strawberry Center. Also known as the fungus Macrophomina phaseolina, charcoal rot is a growing... more »

Bill proposes path to citizenship for farm laborers

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and put them on a path toward earned legal status... more »


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