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Climate change affect on Southern California is webinar series topic

Members of the public are invited to attend a free webinar series discussing the effects of climate change on Southern California. Unversity of California Thelma Hansen Fund will host  the climate webinar series, April 27-29... more »

US fresh strawberry production, market trends identified

Average per capita availability of fresh strawberries for 2017-19 was estimated at 6.8 pounds, more than double the average during 2000-02. To keep up with demand, both domestic and foreign supplies increased over time. Since... more »

Study: Annual rainfall more erratic across most of the Western US

Dry periods between rainstorms have become longer and annual rainfall has become more erratic across most of the western United States during the past 50 years, according to a study published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... more »

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director

Western Growers has added Afreen Malik as science programs director. Malik brings over two decades of experience in the management of food safety, quality assurance and sustainability programs at... more »

Free marketing webinars for ag, food operators offered in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Agriculture is offering six free virtual marketing webinars this spring to help educate ag and food business owners on state-of-the-art ways to connect with consumers through the latest public relations, marketing,... more »

Penny Leff retiring April 11 as California agritourism coordinator

Penny Leff has spent her time at University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources working as a champion of all things that blend agriculture and tourism (“agritourism”). Leff first brought her creative approach to University... more »

New hydroponic strawberry line sets optimistic tone for trio of partners

Expectations are high for the first-ever Ocean Spray specialty berry pack which debuts this fall, backed by a trio of partners intent on elevating the category with a unique tabletop strawberry proposition. New Wave Berry,... more »

Coalition urges Biden administration to invest in aging water facilities

Recognizing the constructive elements of conservation, efficiency, recycling and watershed management included in the Biden administration’s initial infrastructure proposal, a national coalition of more than 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts said... more »

Current Issue

Startup claims first vertically grown, commercially sold strawberries

FGN’s 60th Anniversary: Farm labor challenges span decades

Tree fruit group targets Michigan growers’ concerns

How California is protecting its winegrapes

Blueberry growers dedicated to organic practices for more than 40 years

SNAP opportunities for your market expanded

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

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