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New Mexico State to host virtual fruit grower workshop March 11-12

The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will host its annual fruit grower workshop virtually from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 11-12. The workshop,... more »

Projected H-2A wage rates for 2021 emerging

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will... more »

Five-year UC Davis effort aims to keep youth safe on agricultural ATVs

Researchers in the University of California, Davis department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are working to make agriculture safer for children. With a new five-year project funded through the National Children’s Center for Rural and... more »

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

Projects to advance student skills led by UC Davis Plant Sciences profs

From encouraging increased diversity to an innovative leadership program that employs interdisciplinary training in soil and plant health, two professors are spearheading projects that advance graduate and postgraduate training in the Department of Plant Sciences... more »

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released

The California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released Feb. 10 indicated the 2020 crush totaled 3,542,038 tons, down 13.9% from the 2019 crush of 4,115,413 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all... more »

Santa Maria Valley Chamber adds Angelica Gutierrez to board of directors

The Santa Maria Valley (California) Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of Angelica Gutierrez, project manager at L&G Farms Inc., to its board of directors. “Angelica’s diverse background in banking and agriculture, as well... more »

Weather and water outlook to close Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers event

Three weather and water experts will provide participants with the latest information and monitoring tools during the closing session of Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association’s seventh annual conference Feb. 18, beginning at 3:05pm. Following... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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