West

The ‘Elvis of E. Coli,’ California Extension specialist Winter retires

He has been called the “Elvis of E. coli” and the “Sinatra of Salmonella,” and now Carl Winter, a University of California Cooperative Extension food toxicologist for 32 years, rocked and roll his way into retirement... more »

Colorado ag businesses join Agricultural Workforce Development Program

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the first businesses chosen for the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides financial incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire paid... more »

Montana State University studies cider apple production

Katrina Mendrey is the orchard program manager with Montana State University’s Western Agricultural Research Center. She recently answered some questions from Fruit Growers News about her work and insight into cider and antique apples: Fruit... more »

‘Lost,’ antique apples of the West examined for cider potential

Old apples of the American West were a topic of discussion at a new university orchard this spring. Growers recently gathered at the University of Idaho’s Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center (SOAC) for a Heritage Orchard... more »

Western Growers launches food safety risk management program

During a Forbes AgTech Summit session on June 27 moderated by Frank Yiannas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, Western Growers (WG) launched its new Supply Chain Risk... more »

Jason Wolcott joins Fall Creek as commercial director

Jason Wolcott has joined Fall Creek Farm & Nursery as its commercial director, responsible for the company’s commercial strategy and execution, including planning and fulfillment of blueberry plants, customer service and technical support, and the... more »

Second educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2019 announced

The second of two educational sessions related to the growth of organic production and retail sales from an international perspective has been announced for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit, this July in Monterey, California. The... more »

Winegrowing summit shows strong interest in sustainable wine

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA), with wine and grape association partners from New York, Oregon and Washington, and others around the country hosted the inaugural U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit | West on June 6-7... more »


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