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California ag secretary: Emphasis of technology-heavy careers is key

In the most recent episode of Voices of the Valley, the podcast hosted by Dennis Donohue, the director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology, and Candace Wilson, CEO of GreenVenus, California Department of Food & Agriculture... more »

2022 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium moves to virtual format

Due to COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the 2022 San Joaquin Valley (California) Grape Symposium has moved to a virtual format, and will now be held via Zoom. The Zoom meeting will occur at the... more »

PrimusGFS now offered by California organic certifier, CCOF

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) supports the growth of organic by providing service-oriented organic certification, diverse educational offerings, and dedicated policy work. Founded in California more than 40 years ago, today CCOF's roots span the... more »

Sun World expands footprint in North America

Sun World International LLC (Sun World) announced Dec. 29 it has added a stone fruit marketer and two importers to its panel of North American licensees. These include stone fruit marketer, Trinity Fruit, and licensed... more »

Researchers pinpoint drought-resistant traits in grape rootstocks

Scientists at UC Davis have identified new root traits that help grapevines resist drought. The findings, published in the journal Annals of Botany, could speed up the development of grape rootstocks that protect vines from dry conditions,... more »

Western Growers’ bid to block California COVID-19 rule nixed

A California state appeals court has rejected a challenge by Western Growers to the state's COVID-19 workplace safety rule, saying the need to protect workers outweighs any burdens the measure places on employers. Reuters reported... more »

‘Containergeddon’ at ports cost California farmers $2.1 billion in exports

Between wildfires, drought, a trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic, the last few years have been hard on California farmers. But recent research by agricultural economists from UC Davis and the University of Connecticut suggests that economic... more »

Cover crops offset their water use by aiding soil moisture retention

Cover crop research conducted by a team of university researchers is now helping to inform and shape policy to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in several San Joaquin Valley counties. [caption id="" align="aligncenter"... more »

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