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Leadership Farm Bureau program announces 2022 class

Seven agricultural professionals have been chosen for the California Farm Bureau’s 2022 Leadership Farm Bureau program. Leadership Farm Bureau class members will participate in a 10-month educational and development initiative that prepares them for leadership... more »

California Farm Bureau urges action to achieve water promises

As California farmers and ranchers face another year of drought and cutbacks in water deliveries, a page out of history served as a reminder that the state's water problems remain urgent – and that their... more »

Staci Simonich to lead OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences

Staci Simonich has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Simonich is a nationally recognized researcher and faculty member who has held numerous leadership... more »

Organic Produce Summit to address sustainability in the supply chain

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and future of sustainability... more »

WSU searching for founding chair of new wine department

The newly approved Department of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University (WSU) has a new job posting for a founding department chair to lead and guide the unit’s research, teaching and outreach. “The creation... more »

Beeflow pollination program produces over 50% larger blueberries

Beeflow has shared the first-round results of research involving Beeflow pollination services for blueberry crops. The study, led by Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Ph.D., associate professor, Small Fruits, at Washington State University, was conducted across two... more »

New UC ANR pesticide safety manual includes key updates

Expanded from four chapters in the previous edition to 12, the third edition of Pesticide Safety: A Study Manual for Private Applicators aims to be more than just a study guide. The manual, available for... more »

Produce shippers claim win in California joint employment case

Last fall, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued a wage and hour decision for the produce industry. It ruled in favor of two separate produce marketing companies based in Santa... more »

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