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Salinas Biological Summit June 20-21

Among growers who rely on chemical inputs to ensure their crops aren’t lost to voracious insects or overgrown with weeds, it’s not a surprise that they’re not going to be able to rely on those... more »

Farmers show “unified voice” at California capitol

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, knows he might not have been voters’ first guess to introduce agricultural legislation. “I’m pretty sure they said, ‘Jones-Sawyer… Ag bill! What?’” the assemblyman joked with members of the... more »

Regenerative agriculture: a viable option for large-scale row crop farms?

Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment and it seems like everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations are now touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts... more »

Drought impacts linger even after California storms boost water supply

Severe winter storms that caused widespread flooding and damage to California communities also contributed to improving the state’s water-supply picture, increasing reservoir levels and boosting the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 222% of average last week.... more »

CMI Orchards’ Bob Mast named Apple Citizen of the Year

Bob Mast, president of CMI Orchards, is being recognized as the 2023 Apple Citizen of the Year by the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Citizen of the... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

California farms statewide hit by storms and floods

Warm atmospheric river storms wreaked havoc on California last week, causing widespread flooding from rain and snowmelt, which overfilled rivers and creeks, displaced residents, washed out roads and damaged agriculture. In Tulare County, flooding forced... more »

Naturipe hires director of premium products

Naturipe Farms has hired John Johnston as director of premium products, a new position at the berry company. The position aligns with Naturipe’s long-term focus on premium products, which will leverage its grower/owner investments in... more »

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