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‘Safe environment’ readied at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Jan. 25-27

Despite the presence of the Omicron variant, the latest modeling (January 17) projects the risk of COVID transmission during the Jan. 25-27 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium at a rate of less than two cases... more »

Feb. 2 is date for virtual University of California Strawberry Research Meeting

The University of California Cooperative Extension will host its Annual Strawberry Production Research Meeting on Feb. 2 from 7:45 a.m.-noon. Join UCC Farm Advisor Mark Bolda and other university and field experts via Zoom in... more »

Event in Yuma, Arizona, to focus on food safety

The Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, the Center for Produce Safety and the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture are hosting AgTechX Food Safety, a one-day event dedicated to innovations in food safety... more »

10-year strategy to confront wildfire crisis announced by Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Randy Moore launched Jan. 18 a comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis – “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience... more »

Labor contractors’ group offers supervisor development program

The California Farm Labor Contractors Association is hosting several classes focused on its Ag Supervisor Development Program. "We launched this training program for supervisors, mayordomos, and crew leaders late last year, partly through USDA/NIFA grant... more »

California vintner honored as first-ever Nuffield International Scholar

The Nuffield International Farming Scholars program, which develop leaders to help shape the future of agriculture, has named vintner Thomas Merwin of Clarksburg (Yolo County) as a scholar for 2022. He is the program’s first-ever... more »

CAWG president John Aguirre to step down after 12 years

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced Jan. 6 the planned departure of its president, John Aguirre, effective May 31, 2022. He started with the association on June 1, 2010. ... more »

2022 Western Food Safety Conference announces lineup

The Western Food Safety Conference on May 4-5, 2022, will present an outstanding lineup of leaders, experts and innovators from the world of fresh produce safety, with a hybrid format to optimize networking and global... more »

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