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California agricultural statistics for 2018 are in

In 2018, California’s farms and ranches received almost $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over adjusted cash receipts for 2017. California’s agricultural abundance includes more than 400 commodities.... more »

$600K grant to expand Californian ag exports

California officials recently announced receiving $600,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to boost agricultural trade and exports abroad. The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic... more »

Fresno County, California, ag production soars in 2018

Fresno County’s agriculture production in 2018 hit a record $7.89 billion, a 12% increase over 2017 numbers, with almonds, grapes and pistachios leading the list, according to an annual report from the county's ag commissioner.... more »

Turning up the heat on spoilage yeast that can taint wine

If you’ve ever had a red wine that smelled “off,” like gym socks, Band-Aids, or farmyards, then you’ve likely encountered a wine affected by Brettanomyces bruxellensis(“Brett” for short) – a barrel-dwelling spoilage yeast that can taint... more »

Tour de Fresh to end in PMA celebration

Produce industry cyclists in the Tour de Fresh this year will finish the course in a public celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Tour de Fresh... more »

Nassif to be honored for contributions to the fresh produce industry

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the 2019 Award of Honor recipient for his innovative approach to addressing key issues confronting agriculture and unprecedented influence in shaping the... more »

Keynote presenters for third annual Organic Grower Summit announced

A trio of acclaimed leaders from various aspects of the organic community have been confirmed as keynote presenters for the third annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) this coming December in Monterey, California. Widely recognized for... more »

Podcast: History, cultivation, production and breeding of strawberries

A new podcast on Gastropod – “Running on Fumes: Strawberry’s Dirty Secret” –addresses the cultivation of strawberries in Europe 300 years ago, to their transport to the U.S., to their major production in California. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »


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