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Western Growers, Farm Bureau congratulate Alex Padilla on Senate appointment

In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom Dec, 22 appointment of California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate seat, Western Growers President & CEO Dave Puglia issued the following... more »

NRCS offers California producers assistance to improve air quality

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing technical and financial assistance to help farmers and ranchers in California make improvements in their operations that can lead to improved air quality. Assistance is being made... more »

Former USDA Deputy Secretary Rominger dies at 93

Praising Richard Rominger for his devotion to California agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson expressed sadness at Rominger’s passing. Rominger, a longtime Yolo County farmer and agricultural official, died Sunday at 93. “It’s hard... more »

Nate Flandro new sales executive for commercial insurance for Western Growers

Western Growers Insurance Services (WGIS) has hired Nate Flandro as its new sales executive for commercial insurance. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in workers’ compensation and property and liability insurance, Flandro will focus... more »

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project receives USDA ARS grant

Faced with the challenge of using 50,000 bushels of apples from vintage trees, 80 to 130 years old, which would normally rot on the ground or be eaten by foraging animals, Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project... more »

Stop use orders issued for the product Agro Gold WS

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Fertilizing Materials Inspection Program (FMIP) issued a statewide quarantine and stop use notice for the product Agro Gold WS effective Dec. 4, 2020. Agro Gold WS is... more »

Organic grower roundtable highlights industry bright spots, challenges

Leaders from three of the largest and most respected organic fresh produce companies agree that the outlook for the organic industry is positive heading into the new year, as they explored a wide range of... more »

Sonoma County grape grower, water leader, earns award for Distinguished Service

Longtime Sonoma County agricultural and water leader Tito Sasaki has been presented with the California Farm Bureau Distinguished Service Award. The award was announced today during the 102nd California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting. A Sonoma... more »


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