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California farmers’ markets receive state grants for healthy foods

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s California Nutrition Incentive Program (CNIP) has selected seven projects to receive $750,000 in total grant awards to facilitate the purchase of California-grown fruit and vegetables at participating farmers’... more »

Funds allocated for repairs to Friant-Kern Canal

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) allocated nearly $30 million this month to repair segments of the Friant-Kern Canal, which delivers water to 1 million acres of farmland from Fresno to Bakersfield. “Through this... more »

As western drought worsens, Newsom bolsters regional conservation efforts

Following the driest first three months of a year in the state’s recorded history, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced March 29 he is taking several steps to drive water conservation at the local level. Newsom... more »

Vineyard advisor among University of California hiring moves

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has ramped up its hiring of scientists and staff to better serve California communities. The new hires bring expertise in nutrition, crop production, water management, agricultural land acquisition... more »

Leadership Farm Bureau program announces 2022 class

Seven agricultural professionals have been chosen for the California Farm Bureau’s 2022 Leadership Farm Bureau program. Leadership Farm Bureau class members will participate in a 10-month educational and development initiative that prepares them for leadership... more »

California Farm Bureau urges action to achieve water promises

As California farmers and ranchers face another year of drought and cutbacks in water deliveries, a page out of history served as a reminder that the state's water problems remain urgent – and that their... more »

Staci Simonich to lead OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences

Staci Simonich has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Simonich is a nationally recognized researcher and faculty member who has held numerous leadership... more »

Organic Produce Summit to address sustainability in the supply chain

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and future of sustainability... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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