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Western Growers’ Jason Resnick promoted to senior vice president

Western Growers’ veteran Jason Resnick has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. “Over the past 17 years, Jason has demonstrated an unrivaled commitment to Western Growers... more »

Breeding, genetics booted by Sun World’s new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »

Northern California farmers’ markets show low risk for food contamination

A new study by UC Davis researchers finds a low risk of contamination of foodborne pathogens on produce and meat at northern California certified farmers' markets, but still finds cause for some concern. The study, published in... more »

Colorado website makesit easier to access agricultural information

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) launched a new website Nov. 18 to better serve the hundreds of thousands of visitors who access the Department’s site for ag-related information, data, license renewals, public meeting schedules,... more »

Farmworker assistance gets $3M boost after Ventura County demand rises

The Ventura County, California, Board of Supervisors approved $3.65 million to provide financial assistance to farmworkers during the coronavirus pandemic after seeing high demand for the Farmworker Household Assistance Program. The program, approved Nov. 10,... more »

Organic Grower Summit Roundtable 2020 announced

While the Organic Grower Summit will not be held as a live in-person event this year, a virtual keynote event featuring leaders of three of the nation’s most recognized and progressive organic growers has been... more »

Ag businesses in Colorado can hire interns with state’s funding help

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is now accepting applications for the Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP) which will provide funding to agricultural businesses to hire interns for the 2021 growing season.  The AWDP provides... more »

Farmers, ranchers cheer defeat of Prop 15, the split-roll tax measure

Crediting a unified effort by California farmers, ranchers and their organizations, California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBP) President Jamie Johansson thanked voters for rejecting the split-roll tax measure on the Nov. 3 ballot. The initiative, Proposition... more »


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