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Western Food Safety Conference extends registration to May 3

With an online program and strong industry participation, the Western Food Safety Conference on May 5-6 has extended its registration opportunity to May 3. The two-day event will feature live presentations from industry-leading scientists, managers... more »

California cherry growers anticipate near record crop and safe workforce

Harvest of the year’s first fresh cherries has begun in California’s southern-most growing areas and will soon be moving its way up the state. “We’re looking forward to 2021 being an excellent year for California... more »

First Monarch tractor reports to work at Wente Vineyards

Monarch Tractor, the world’s first fully electric, driver-optional, smart tractor manufacturer, today announced the first deployment of its flagship tractor at Wente Vineyards, the oldest, continuously operated family winery in the United States. This is... more »

Bruce Talbott, Talbott’s Mountain Gold, Palisade, elected CFVGA president

Bruce Talbott, co-owner/operator of Talbott’s Mountain Gold, a Palisade orchard producing peaches and winegrapes, has been elected president of the Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Board of Directors. The vacancy arose when long-time president, Robert... more »

How are vineyards in California following sustainable practices?

Sustainable wine production uses practices that are environmentally sound, socially equitable and economically viable. Grape growers and vintners, the people who make wine, follow sustainable practices throughout California to grow and make high quality grapes... more »

Sal Giumarra, California grape industry icon, dies at 95

Sal Giumarra, who for 50 years led the Giumarra family grape-growing operation, died at age 95 in Bakersfield, California on March 25. During his tenure as president of Giumarra Vineyards, Sal oversaw the company's expansion... more »

Earth Day brings to mind the need to preserve soil health

For those of us fortunate to be working in the agriculture industry, our everyday is Earth Day. We have a connection to the earth unlike any other. Almost all... more »

United Fresh sets ‘Reimagine Connections’ with regional gatherings, online content

With California’s continued limitation on conventions and expos, United Fresh is launching Reimagine Connections, a new program bringing members together in-person at smaller regional events, and online for education, networking and innovation events. Reimagine Connections... more »

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Tree fruit group targets Michigan growers’ concerns

How California is protecting its winegrapes

Blueberry growers dedicated to organic practices for more than 40 years

SNAP opportunities for your market expanded

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