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Farmer, Rancher Awards go to agriculturalists from Fresno, San Diego counties

A Fresno County couple who expanded their agritourism business during the pandemic and a vintner who has worked to raise the profile of San Diego County wines have earned awards for achievement and excellence among... more »

Jamie Johansson, president of California Farm Bureau, outlines objectives

Calling for “farmer-led solutions” to issues confronting agriculture, California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson pledged the organization would respond to state government actions on the pandemic, climate change and other policies. Speaking to members via... more »

Wendy Rash is new State Water Quality Specialist for NRCS California

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Rash as the new State Water Quality Specialist on the Ecological Sciences Staff in Davis, California. [caption id=""... more »

Emergency regulations on COVID-19 govern California employers, workplaces

On Nov. 30, 2020, the California Office of Administrative Law approved an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring new employer protocols for employers to implement to protect employees against workplace spread of COVID-19 which had been approved... more »

Pollinator habitat at UC Davis solar facility creates a ‘win-win’ scenario

A new project led by the Wild Energy Initiative at UC Davis will study pollinator habitat restoration at a photovoltaic solar facility operated on campus by SunPower Corp. “Society faces the challenge of generating food and renewable... more »

Fresno County keeps nation’s top ag title with release of 2019 crop report

The Fresno County (California) Department of Agriculture’s 2019 Crop and Livestock Report was presented Nov. 24 to the Board of Supervisors. For the second year in a row, Fresno County is the No. 1 agricultural... more »

41st EcoFarm Conference goes virtual in partnership with Sierra Harvest

For the last 40 years, ecologically minded farmers, ranchers and foodies alike have gathered in Pacific Grove, California, to network, learn and activate at the EcoFarm Conference. In partnership with Sierra Harvest, this year’s EcoFarm... more »

Colorado Fruit & Veg Association annual conference goes remote Feb. 17-18

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its seventh annual conference Feb. 17-18, 2021, using a virtual format. Registration for the event is just $20 for members registering early. “With a very... more »


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