Urban ag supplies fresh fruits and vegetables, part of a healthy diet

Even as Californians shelter in place to contain the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, nutritious food remains vital to the health and well-being of our communities. "Eating fruits and vegetables is known to benefit our... more »

Online webinar for prospective Texas winegrape growers May 1

An online webinar for prospective winegrape growers featuring Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1. The webinar by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is geared toward people interested... more »

‘California Farmworker COVID-19 Relief Package’ introduced

With California farms facing labor shortages, grocers experiencing empty shelves because of logistical bottlenecks, and many of the state's up to one million farmworkers lacking access to health care, Assembly member Robert Rivas, D-Hollister, on... more »

Pandemic charity effort of $4M announced by Driscoll’s

More than $4 million in charitable funds globally for health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources were rolled out by Driscoll's in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being distributed... more »

California Farm Bureau calls for cooperation in Delta Water operations

Given all the uncertainties facing the state and national economies now, the California Farm Bureau Federation urged state and federal water and environmental agencies to cooperate on operation of water projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin... more »

Berry People expands to support steady growth 

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and avocados has created new positions within its organization, added team members, and moved operations to a larger central California... more »

Beckstoffer Vineyards in California donates $100,000 for COVID-19 relief

Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyard, based in Rutherford, California, announced March 30 that the company will be donating $100,000 directly to individuals, not organizations, most in need in Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties. Beckstoffer Vineyards... more »

COVID-19 not a current threat to the food system, but California farmers still feel the pinch

COVID-19 does not currently pose major threats to overall global food security because adequate stores of staples – like wheat and rice – remain available. But the sustainability of California specialty crops may face greater hurdles, reported Laura... more »

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