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Colorado Farm Bureau seeks disaster declaration for Western Slope fruit growers

Colorado Farm Bureau sent a letter on April 20 to USDA Secretary Sonny Purdue, urging for a disaster declaration for counties on Colorado’s Western Slope facing devastation to fruit crops because of a recent freeze.... more »

Western Growers backs call to eliminate specialty crop payment limits

In response to a bi-partisan congressional call to eliminate payment limits for specialty crop, livestock and dairy producers before the final Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) details are announced, Western Growers President & CEO Dave... more »

Pierce’s disease-resistant vines planted at Texas winery

Pierce's disease-resistant vines are being planted at a winery in Johnson City, Texas. The vines are currently being planted at Carter Creek Winery Resort & Spa in Texas Hill Country Carter Creek Winery. This is... more »

Colorado ramps up farmers’ markets with some guidelines

Along with greening grass and warming temperatures, spring also signals the start of farmers’ markets across Colorado. Farmers’ markets are considered essential businesses by the state and will open to serve Coloradans looking to purchase... more »

California pear growers set to begin harvest in early July

As the nation’s food industry is working hard to keep food on our tables, California pear growers are preparing to harvest a crop of fresh pears in early July. “California pear harvest appears to be... more »

US agriculture groups urge federal government to address water concerns

A coalition of 150 organizations representing water and agricultural interests in the western U.S. urged Congress and President Trump on April 20 to address aging Western water infrastructure as further measures are considered to help... more »

PPE in short supply for farm workers during the COVID-19 crisis

While most Californians are staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, California farmers, farmworkers and other agricultural professionals are out in the fields and packing houses working to produce food. [caption id=""... more »

Organic Produce Summit 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

"Based on the ongoing monitoring of health advisories, and recent statements by the governor of California related to large gatherings, we have determined in order to  protect the health,... more »


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