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Commentary: A cautious smile after Salad Bowl ‘storm watch’

After three long years of drought impacts, California has shifted climate gears into a monumental precipitation cycle  that has brought deluges to many parts of our state. Here on the Central Coast, many areas have... more »

Berry People to be bought by ag tech firm

AgriForce Growing Systems Ltd. has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire Berry People LLC. Based in Hollister, California, Berry People is a year-round grower and shipper of organic and conventional strawberries,... more »

Blueberry convention hotel reservations deadline nearing

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) is reminding blueberry industry professionals that the hotel registration deadline for their upcoming convention is approaching. The Blueberry Convention 2023 is scheduled for Feb. 21-24 in San Diego, California.... more »

IFPA to host commodity working groups

Growers and other industry members can gain industry insights from leading experts in upcoming web seminars sponsored by the International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA). The members-only global commodity working groups series webinars are scheduled to... more »

$73 million in specialty crop grants boost competitiveness

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $72.9 million through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) to fund projects designed to support the expanding specialty crop sector and explore new market opportunities for U.S.... more »

California farms, crops damaged by storms

While the water from the storms that hit California during the past two weeks brought some hope for agriculture’s water needs, it also damaged crops. The historic storms damaged crops from broccoli to strawberries in... more »

New NuPlant plant tissue culture propagation system released

NuPlant is introducing SmartClone, an advanced plant tissue culture propagation system designed to rapidly deliver significantly improved plants from breeding programs for multiple species, according to a news release. SmartClone uses precision robotics to deliver... more »

Heeren’s equipment assets to be auctioned

Heeren Bros.’ equipment assets auction is scheduled for Jan. 31. The auction sale is set to sell more than 300 pieces of equipment in the company’s apple receiving, washing, grading, packing and packaging assets. The... more »

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