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Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director. Malik brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at... more »

Free marketing webinars for ag, food operators offered in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering six free virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state-of-the-art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations, marketing,... more »

Penny Leff retiring April 11 as California agritourism coordinator

Penny Leff has spent her time at University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources working as a champion of all things that blend agriculture and tourism (“agritourism”). Leff first brought her creative approach to University... more »

New hydroponic strawberry line sets optimistic tone for trio of partners

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry,... more »

Coalition urges Biden administration to invest in aging water facilities

Recognizing the constructive elements of conservation, efficiency, recycling and watershed management included in the Biden administration’s initial infrastructure proposal, a national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts said... more »

Orcal Inc. purchases Willamette Ag property in Harrisburg, Oregon

Orcal Inc., Junction City, Oregon, has completed the purchase of the Willamette Ag property located at 480 Territorial St. in Harrisburg, Oregon. The newly acquired property boarders Orcal’s existing manufacturing site in Harrisburg Oregon and... more »

Colorado’s Sakata named to water board; steps down as CFVGA board president

Robert Sakata, Sakata Farms, Brighton, Colorado, has been appointed to the Colorado Water Conservation Board and was officially sworn in March 10. The board is comprised of 15 members. There are 10 voting members appointed by... more »

Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation updated

The Bureau of Reclamation announced March 23 an update to the initial Central Valley Project 2021 water supply allocation for agricultural water service contractors south-of-Delta. Allocation amounts are based on an estimate of water available... more »

Current Issue

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Tree fruit rootstocks evolve over decades

Pear rootstocks for replant in presence of armillaria

Cover crops show effects on iron deficiency in pear

USHBC recognizes grower Tom Bodtke, other blueberry industry leaders

Technology highlights at IFTA show commercial potential

Autonomous sprayer available for orchards

Hybrid use puts Regev in ‘game-changer’ mode

Farm Market column: ‘Delighting’ the online customer ideal marketers’ goal

Notes from the Farm column: Taking out an old tree while navigating credit card scams

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Through good times and bad, neighbors help each other

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