New H-2A rule panned by Farm Bureau, NCAE

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule on H-2A temporary worker protections that include self-advocacy provisions and allow employees to invite labor and legal organizations to employer-provided housing. The rule, “Improving Protections... more »

California strawberry grower Mayra Paniagua receives award

Mayra Paniagua, a second-generation California grower, has received the Strawberry Industry Impact Award from the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Paniagua's parents migrated from Mexico, starting out as pickers and eventually moving up to... more »

San Joaquin Valley vineyard tips offered

Mechanical pruning can help winegrape growers save costs. That's among some of the suggestions provided in the latest From the Vine/Vit Tips Newsletter from the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Kern County. Mechanical pruning... more »

Smart Apply precision spraying adds California staffer

Noah Sanders has joined Smart Apply, creator of the Smart Apply Intelligent Spray Control System for high-value specialty crops, as regional sales director. Based in Bakersfield, California, Sanders will provide technical sales support to equipment... more »

EPA, USApple tour USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station

Rod Snyder, senior advisor for agriculture to the EPA administrator, recently visited USDA’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station in Kearneysville, West Virginia. Snyder, who was invited to the station tour by the U.S. Apple Association, was... more »

Rabobank report features berry, apple market snapshot

Rabobank has published its latest North American Agribusiness Review, which includes an analysis and summary of market conditions and trends for fruits and vegetables. The report, from the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness team in North... more »

Deadline for USDA local ag grants is May 14

The USDA has several Local Agricultural Market Programs that are offering grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and regional food partnerships. Application deadlines for the grants are May 14. Farmers Market Promotion Program... more »

UPL acquires Corteva’s mancozeb fungicide business

UPL Corporation Ltd. has completed the acquisition of Corteva Agriscience's solo mancozeb global fungicide business outside of China, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and European Union member countries. The acquisition is set to... more »

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