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Water, farm bill drive California food, ag summit

The outlook for California’s agricultural economy shows some signs of improvement after several years of supply-chain constraints, high input costs and a multiyear drought that forced farmers to fallow acres and remove orchards. The June... more »

California grants available for sustainable pest management

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for a program promoting sustainable pest control practices. The CDFA’s Office of Pesticide Consultation and Analysis (OPCA) is accepting applications for the Biologically... more »

California approves Certis Biologicals nematicide

California farmers have a new product for controlling the threat of nematodes in their fields, orchards and vineyards with the approval of MeloCon LC by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. MeloCon LC, from Certis... more »

GrubMarket supports organic initiative with CCOF partnership

GrubMarket has formed a multi-year partnership with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), a nonprofit organization that advances organic agriculture through organic certification, education, advocacy, and promotion. This partnership, part of GrubMarket's Sustainable California initiative, aims... more »

California Farm Bureau: Small farmers need help after storms

The California Farm Bureau is calling on the state to improve mechanisms for disbursing disaster relief payments for damages suffered in devastating 2023 storms. The California Farm Bureau is calling on... more »

Never-ending rain leads to pest, disease concerns

A seemingly endless flow of water saturating their fields is burdening California growers with pests and diseases. Growers of strawberries and other fruits expect the heavy rains to delay some planting and harvesting and cause... more »

Global Biological Accelerator debuts at Salinas event

A new venture designed to spur development of biological products that kill pests, diseases and weeds that afflict specialty crops is taking a novel approach to further research. The Global Biological Accelerator, which will see... more »

California bill addresses fire costs to farms

Wildfires that raged across California over the past several years have devastated farms, spoiling crops and burning farm buildings. After the flames were extinguished, the threat of wildfires has continued to cost farmers in other... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) June 2024 issue.

Modern solar and storage technology can help apple packers stand out

Labor report: Fruit and vegetable growers voice concerns in 2024 labor survey

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Protecting water supplies through vineyard groundwater recharge

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