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Daniel Hartwig to lead California Fresh Fruit Association

Daniel Hartwig is the new president of the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA). Hartwig, who begins role Dec. 4, succeeds Ian LeMay, the new president and CEO of the California Table Grape Commission. LeMay became... more »

Western Growers appoints Stuart Woolf to chair

Stuart Woolf, president and CEO of Woolf Farming & Processing, is the new chair of the Western Growers board of directors. Woolf was first elected to the Western Growers board in 2015; his new role... more »

FPAA inaugural SWIPE expo hailed as success

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas’ (FPAA) inaugural expo has been deemed a success. A recent enhancement to their FPAA’s popular yearly convention, the Nov. 2-4 Southwest International Produce Expo, or SWIPE, attracted more... more »

Finalists named for 2023 AgSharks pitch competition

Three AgTech startups will vie for exclusive access to produce leaders and win funding during the sixth annual AgSharks Competition. Western Growers and S2G Ventures have announced the three finalists that will compete in the... more »

$1 million grant to study California’s sustainable pest management

A $1 million California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) grant will study sustainable pest management (SPM) by charting the decision-making process of 200 of the state's pest control advisors. The grant, announced by CAPCA,... more »

California Strawberry Commission highlights sustainable practices

The California Strawberry Commission has released a report on sustainable practices being implemented throughout the industry. The commission calls the report, “California Strawberries: Growing a Sustainable Future,” a snapshot that highlights the industry’s “commitment to... more »

California pear meeting focuses on new pest

The University of California Cooperative Extension and California Pear Advisory Board are presenting an update on a flatheaded borer pest recently discovered in Lake County. The meeting, 9 to 10 a.m. Pacific Oct. 17 at... more »

APHIS issues fruit fly quarantine in California

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) have established an Oriental fruit fly quarantine in Santa Clara County, California. The quarantine includes portions of... more »

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