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CDFA secretary, staff to participate in California Small Farm Conference

The 33rd  annual California Small Farm Conference will feature California Department of Food & Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross and agency staff during its series of educational webinars, videos and online forums Feb. 22-28. According to... more »

Driscoll’s technology solution measures berry sweetness

Watsonville, California-based Driscoll's, a consumer brand in fresh berries,  announced Feb. 17 a partnership with the Israel-based, technology solutions company Consumer Physics to leverage its SCiO technology to innovate Driscoll's quality measurement process. The Near... more »

Food safety guide outlines laws, best practices for California urban farmers

Californians growing food in cities now have help understanding the food safety laws that apply to them. A free publication containing California-specific information on rules and regulations for urban farmers was recently published by the... more »

Wish Farms expands operation to Oxnard, California

Plant City, Florida-based international grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, has announced that it has established a growing operation in Oxnard, California. A Wish Farms... more »

University of California offers free online trainings on direct sales and agritourism

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge shock to California's food economy, forcing many of the state's growers to embrace new business practices and drop old ones as "shelter-in-place" directives rolled across the state. But... more »

Brighter Bites expands to Salinas, California

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has launched its seventh location in Salinas, California. According to a news release, the fertile fields of the Salinas... more »

New Mexico State to host virtual fruit grower workshop March 11-12

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its annual fruit grower workshop virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 11-12. The workshop,... more »

Projected H-2A wage rates for 2021 emerging

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will... 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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