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CMI Orchards showcases produce at the White House

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards showcased its American-made apples and cherries, packaged under its American Dream label, during an event hosted by the White House on July 15. “We created the American Dream label to show... more »

New UC strawberries have disease resistance, other traits

The Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, has released five new varieties that will help farmers manage diseases, control costs and produce plenty of large, robust berries using less water, fertilizer... more »

NMSU plans Center of Excellence on Sustainable Food and Agricultural Systems

Treating inflammation in livestock by supplementing their diet with capsaicin-rich chile peppers. Using industrial hemp to suppress the growth of weeds and soil-borne pathogens. These are potential examples of value-added agriculture that may become a... more »

Gladstone land purchase in Salinas clears way for Wish Farms lease

Gladstone Land Corp. (NASDAQ:  LAND) (“Gladstone Land” or the “Company”) announced July 11 it has acquired 324 gross acres of farmland in Monterey County, California, for $9.0 million. The farm, located in Salinas, California, is used to grow... more »

Colorado to tout state’s produce at International Food Festival

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will provide produce-focused food samples and direct consumers to Colorado-grown produce July 20-21 during the Slow Food Nations Taste Marketplace. The event takes place at Larimer Square... more »

California flexes its top agricultural sales’ muscles

In U.S. agriculture, California is clearly the MVP in sales. According to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, California’s 70,521 farms ranked No. 1 in agricultural sales with $45.2 billion; this accounted for nearly 12 percent... more »

The ‘Elvis of E. Coli,’ California Extension specialist Winter retires

He has been called the “Elvis of E. coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” and now Carl Winter, a University of California Cooperative Extension food toxicologist for 32 years, rocked and roll his way into retirement... more »

Colorado ag businesses join Agricultural Workforce Development Program

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides financial incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire paid... more »


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