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Reducing evaporative water loss, other aims projected with California solar panels

Covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals could save billions of gallons of water and generate renewable power for the state every year, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers from the... more »

California Fresh Fruit Association holds annual meeting, honors John Giumarra Jr.

The California Fresh Fruit Association kicked off its new fiscal year with its annual board of directors meeting in Fresno March 16. The meeting featured the election of the association’s chairman and board of directors,... more »

Colorado peach grower Harry Talbott dies at age 86

Harry Talbott, the 86-year-old patriarch of Talbott Farms, died March 14. A two-week-long cascade of health problems managed to bring down a giant in Colorado’s fruit industry, a larger-than-life character whose influence was felt far... more »

Produce safety is a ‘top-level threat,’ leading CPS donors state

Two of the fresh produce industry’s leading organizations are each donating $1 million to the Center for Produce Safety to continue that group’s work to fund science, find solutions and fuel change in fresh produce... more »

Registration for use in California set for Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides

Summit Agro USA has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for two insecticides containing the active ingredient cyclapryn. These ground-breaking insecticides are Harvanta and Verdepryn. These IRAC 28... more »

Food, ag processors can grow businesses, boost resiliency with Colorado funds

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received an allocation of $312,000 through the governor’s office to support Colorado agricultural processors and manufacturers. Applicants will be awarded funds through a competitive process administered by CDA’s Markets Division... more »

California Natural Resources Agency releases report on 2012-2016 drought

"By heeding lessons from the 2012–2016 drought, we will better protect communities, ecosystems, and our economy during drought and help our state thrive in a changing climate." That assessment from Wade Crowfoot, secretary of the... more »

Two container vessels moved to West Coast by Del Monte Fresh Produce

Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced March 15 that two of its energy efficient container vessels,... 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

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

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