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As western drought worsens, Newsom bolsters regional conservation efforts

Following the driest first three months of a year in the state’s recorded history, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced March 29 he is taking several steps to drive water conservation at the local level. Newsom... more »

Vineyard advisor among University of California hiring moves

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has ramped up its hiring of scientists and staff to better serve California communities. The new hires bring expertise in nutrition, crop production, water management, agricultural land acquisition... more »

Leadership Farm Bureau program announces 2022 class

Seven agricultural professionals have been chosen for the California Farm Bureau’s 2022 Leadership Farm Bureau program. Leadership Farm Bureau class members will participate in a 10-month educational and development initiative that prepares them for leadership... more »

California Farm Bureau urges action to achieve water promises

As California farmers and ranchers face another year of drought and cutbacks in water deliveries, a page out of history served as a reminder that the state's water problems remain urgent – and that their... more »

Staci Simonich to lead OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences

Staci Simonich has been named dean of the university’s College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. Simonich is a nationally recognized researcher and faculty member who has held numerous leadership... more »

Organic Produce Summit to address sustainability in the supply chain

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and future of sustainability... more »

WSU searching for founding chair of new wine department

The newly approved Department of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University (WSU) has a new job posting for a founding department chair to lead and guide the unit’s research, teaching and outreach. “The creation... more »

Beeflow pollination program produces over 50% larger blueberries

Beeflow has shared the first-round results of research involving Beeflow pollination services for blueberry crops. The study, led by Lisa Wasko DeVetter, Ph.D., associate professor, Small Fruits, at Washington State University, was conducted across two... more »

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