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Napa, California, wineries destroyed, damaged in Glass Fire

Flames from Napa Valley’s Glass Fire, which exploded overnight, Sept. 28, were tearing through parts of a world-class tourist destination, incinerating at least one winery, damaging another and threatening still others. According to a story... more »

California settles with pest control company for work performed in seven counties

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has reached a settlement agreement with Pestmaster Services Inc., over multiple alleged violations of pesticide laws and regulations, including the failure to obtain proper registrations and failure to submit... more »

Farm groups seek more rural resources to respond to COVID-19

A coalition of more than 160 agricultural organizations from across the nation has asked the White House Coronavirus Task Force to take additional measures to promote the health and safety of farm employees and rural... more »

Housing for the Harvest program extended to more California counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 24 that the counties of  Kern and Madera will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July to... more »

Farmers and farmworkers: Protecting food supply, sustaining industry

CA GROWN has announced that the first-ever California Farmer and Farmworker Month will be recognized in October.  It is a fitting tribute in a most challenging year. When COVID-19 hit, farmers, farmworkers and the entire food and... more »

Stemilt hits milestone with first Equitable Food Initiative certification

Stemilt has taken another step to fulfil its mission to “cultivate people and delight consumers” by achieving Equitable Food Initiative certification at its impressive Quincy, Washington, orchard operation that grows apples and cherries. Stemilt completed... more »

Colorado growers can ship fruit to Arizona with pest-free status

The Colorado Western Slope counties of Montrose, Delta and Mesa have been given Pest-free status by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, allowing fruit growers to ship commercially grown deciduous fruit to the state without a... more »

California Housing for the Harvest program expands to more counties

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced Sept. 17 that the counties of Kings, Riverside and Tulare will participate in Housing for the Harvest, a program announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July... more »


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