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California invasive species threats outlined

When insects, weeds, animals and diseases enter California from elsewhere in the nation or world, they can cause economic losses to agricultural crops and ecological damage to the state's natural areas. Ultimately, invasive species affect... more »

Blanc Vineyards partners with NBA on ‘new kind of table grape’

A family of grape growers based in Delano, California, has partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to introduce consumers to a new variety of the healthy snack food. The Campbell and Middleton families, owners... more »

California produce growers to discuss food safety in Stockton, Holtville

Livestock operations and fresh produce growers in California are among the most highly regulated in the country, but confusion often exists about what each community does to keep our food safe. The California Good Agriculture... more »

Charlie’s Produce acquires Better Life Organics of Los Angeles

Seattle, Washington-based Charlie’s Produce, an employee owned independent produce company serving the west coast since 1978, has acquired Better Life Organics (BLO), a Los Angeles based distributor of organic produce and food products. [caption id="" align="alignleft"... more »

Western Growers: Latest USDA trade mitigation plan ‘insufficient’

In response to the release of the Trump administration’s latest trade assistance package, Western Growers President & CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement: “We appreciate the efforts of... more »

Using artificial intelligence to estimate tree fruit yields

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) of Idaho researchers are working on a project that seeks to use artificial intelligence to more quickly and accurately make early season fruit yield estimates. NNU Professor Duke Bulanon last year... more »

Cherry trees destroyed at former pro football player’s California orchard

After 2,000 cherry trees on Former San Francsico 49er Jeremy Newberry’s Brentwood, California, farm were destroyed early last week – an estimated $25,000 loss – Newberry is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to... more »

UC offers drone workshop for mapping, research and land management

People who are interested in using drones for real-world mapping are invited to attend a three-day intensive drone workshop in the Monterey Bay Area. The third annual DroneCamp will be offered June 18-20 by UC... more »


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