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Jan. 29 set for Colorado Farm Show Produce Day

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) urges produce growers and others involved in any aspect of the produce industry to attend the Colorado Farm Show Produce Day Jan. 29 at the Weld County Fairgrounds... more »

Popular Colorado publication looking for listings

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which promotes Colorado farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms and ranches that sell direct to the public. The... more »

Crush report in California faces shutdown delays

The ongoing federal government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, may soon affect a key program of great importance to winegrape growers. Thursday, Jan. 10 is the deadline for wineries to submit grape purchase data from... more »

Gateway to Innovation Awards to accept wider variety of entries

The second annual Gateway to Innovation Awards at Viva Fresh Produce Expo this year will submissions to all types of innovations from the fast-growing, Tex-Mex corridor. The Viva Fresh Produce Expo was established in 2015... more »

Full statistics available for California crop year 2017

The California Agricultural Statistics Review for crop year 2017 has been released. It reports that California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents an increase of... more »

Colorado supports agricultural intern opportunities

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50 percent... more »

California Giant Berry Farms commits to sustainability

With ever-changing industry trends, food forecasting and technology advancements, there is a topic... more »

Using the sun and agricultural waste to control pests

Farmers spend a lot of time and money controlling weeds and other pests, and often have to turn to chemical fumigants to keep the most destructive pests at bay. Farmers also wrestle with what to... more »


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