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Bioplastics startup mobius wins $500,000 in seed funding at ag tech pitch event

Mobius pbc, an early-stage company that creates waste-based biodegradable polymers to promote sustainable agriculture, won the grand prize of a $500,000 equity investment at Western Growers’ 2019 AgSharks Competition Nov. 12. The pitch competition is... more »

Ryan Talley elected Western Growers chairman

Western Growers is pleased to announce that Ryan Talley, co-owner and farm manager of Talley Farms, will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. Talley, who has been committed to agriculture for... more »

North American strawberry growers to meet in San Antonio

The North American Strawberry Growers Association (NASGA) will be meeting Jan. 19-22, 2020, at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk., in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will begin on Sunday, Jan. 19, with registration and an... more »

Study: California’s working landscape supports more than 1.5 million jobs

California’s working landscape and the industries associated with agriculture and natural resources contribute significantly to the state’s economy, according to a new study by the California Community Colleges Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research,... more »

Organic Grower of the Year named by Organic Grower Summit

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and the Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long-time organic growers Lundberg Family Farms as the recipient of the third annual Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year.  Lundberg Family Farms... more »

Respirators at wine estate wedding show growers’ hazard

The viral photo of a bride and groom wearing respirators in a smoky vineyard is a window into a common workplace issue for winegrapes growers and their staff. The photo, taken by KMR Photography’s Karna... more »

Nufarm to showcase vineyard, orchard products at CAPCA

Nufarm will showcase its vineyard and orchard products at the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) annual conference. CAPCA, which represents 75% of California’s 4,000 licensed pest control advisors, will hold its annual conference... more »

California reports low or no pesticide levels in most fruits, vegetables

Once again, tests showed that the vast majority of fresh produce collected by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) met national pesticide residue standards. During its 2018 survey, DPR found 95 percent of all samples... more »

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