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Western Growers Insurance has new senior account manager

In an effort to further bolster its demonstrated commitment to the agriculture industry, Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS), a full service insurance agency, has added Marlo Reininger as senior account manager to its team. In... more »

Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of Pesticide Regulation and pesticide manufacturers to... more »

Bailey appointed to USDA Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

John Bailey, director of the University of California’s Hopland Research and Extension Center, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. Bailey’s... more »

Driscoll’s expands launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll’s said in a news release it is raising the flavor bar once again with the launch of Sweetest Batch Blueberries, the sweetest sensation to hit the produce aisle this fall. This newest... more »

California Giant Foundation gears up for annual Tour de Fresh ride

The sixth annual Tour de Fresh ride, presented by the California Giant Foundation, is set to commence in a matter of days and there is still an opportunity to support the cause ahead of PMA... more »

Organic plant health, sustainability are Organic Grower Summit topics

A pair of educational sessions focused on the future of organic plant health and an examination of how to effectively promote sustainability reporting have been announced as part of... more »

Califonia ag department employee remembers fighting Pierce’s Disease

Bob Wynn, who worked for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for more than 40 years, recently revisited the onset of Pierce’s Disease in a video series put out by the department. The... more »

Elderberies have rich benefits for farms and diets

Native California elderberries can be found at the intersection of sustainable farming, super nutrition and economic viability. Naturally drought tolerant, flavorful and packed with nutrients, they are capturing the interest of farmers, health-conscious consumers and... more »


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