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Challenging year doesn’t deter conservation efforts in California

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) continued its conservation work across California despite a tough 2020 marked with a pandemic and natural disasters. The agency helped farmers, ranchers and forest landowners implement conservation practices... more »

Grower-shipper group expands farm worker COVID-prevention training to Yuma

Replicating another of its Salinas Valley programs, the Grower Shipper Association of Central California (GSA) has established a COVID-19 training prevention program for food facility and farm employees in the Yuma in cooperation with the Regional... more »

Western Growers, Farm Bureau congratulate Alex Padilla on Senate appointment

In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Dec, 22 appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following... more »

NRCS offers California producers assistance to improve air quality

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

Former USDA Deputy Secretary Rominger dies at 93

Praising Richard Rominger for his devotion to California agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed sadness at Rominger’s passing. Rominger, a longtime Yolo County farmer and agricultural official, died Sunday at 93. “It’s hard... more »

Nate Flandro new sales executive for commercial insurance for Western Growers

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has hired Nate Flandro as its new sales executive for commercial insurance. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance, Flandro will focus... more »

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project receives USDA ARS grant

Faced with the challenge of using 50,000 bushels of apples from vintage trees, 80 to 130 years old, which would normally rot on the ground or be eaten by foraging animals, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project... more »

Stop use orders issued for the product Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »


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