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Free weekly organic agriculture seminars set for California growers

Growers are invited to attend free organic agriculture seminars hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension. Lunchtime seminars will be offered on Tuesdays from 12 to 1 p.m. through March 8. The 30-minute presentations will... more »

‘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 »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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