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Grapes, strawberries among top 10 California ag crops in 2019

In 2019 California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts compared to the previous year. According to a news... more »

Drought conditions in California deepen, causing concern for growers

"We need a Miracle March," Kern County almond grower Don Davis says, expressing the concern of many farmers as California drops deeper into drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor said last week 85% of the state... more »

California ‘Cover Crops in Orchards Field Day’ set for March 8

University of California Cooperative Extension/University of California, Davis Plant Sciences Virtual Field Day "Cover Crops in Orchards" will be held March 8. This “virtual tour” is the outcome of a three-year research project sponsored by... more »

Cal/OSHA Emergency Standards action cited by ag, business group

In response to the decision Feb. 26 of the Superior Court to deny motions for preliminary injunctions restraining the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board from enforcing the Emergency Temporary Standards, a coalition of... more »

California fruit breeders help keep shelves stocked year-round

U.S. shoppers expect them and so grocery stores do, too – but how do you deliver a summer fruit like grapes all 52 weeks of the year? According to Bakersfield.com, It's not as easy as... more »

Colorado food and ag workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

On Feb. 26, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, Brigadier General Scott Sherman and Scott Bookman, Incident Commander with the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment provided a much anticipated announcement that the state will enter... more »

Diverse experiences to be featured at Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

The Eighth Annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit on March 18-19 recognizes the increasingly international scope of the produce industry, with a number of presenters from Latin America and a diversity of experience and expertise... more »

California defends farmworker protections at the US Supreme Court

In a brief filed Feb. 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board defended the state’s 45-year-old access regulation, a  tool that empowers farmworkers to learn about their organizing rights. According... 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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