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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 »

2022 Western Food Safety Conference announces lineup

The Western Food Safety Conference on May 4-5, 2022, will present an outstanding lineup of leaders, experts and innovators from the world of fresh produce safety, with a hybrid format to optimize networking and global... more »

$1.5M NIFA grant for climate-smart agriculture goes to UC ANR

To help California farmers and ranchers adjust to uncertain weather and climate events, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture has awarded $1.5 million to a team of scientists led by UC Agriculture and... more »

Advances in plant breeding could come from UC Davis findings

A simple roadside weed may hold the key to understanding and predicting DNA mutation, according to new research from University of California, Davis, and the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Germany. The findings,... more »

Clarity in revisions to US water rules sought by ag interests

Farmers and ranchers are advocating for a federal "waters of the United States" rule under the Clean Water Act that is clear and concise and maintains exemptions for normal agricultural activities. Upon review of the... more »

Early California rain surge is challenging for pomegranates

The pomegranate, a deciduous fruit that contains hundreds of deep-red seeds known as arils, is one of the oldest recorded fruits and is considered by many cultures a symbol of prosperity and luck. But for... more »

Port progress may aid agricultural exports, Vilsack says

U.S. ports are making progress in clearing docks piled high with shipping containers in a pandemic-induced crisis that is delaying billions of dollars in U.S. agricultural exports and causing severe financial worries for America's farmers,... more »

Next-gen ag workers curriculum funded for Western Growers

Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (HR 133) to develop and implement a curriculum to provide California college students with best-in-class... 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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