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Food, ag processors can grow businesses, boost resiliency with Colorado funds

The Colorado Department of Agriculture received an allocation of $312,000 through the governor’s office to support Colorado agricultural processors and manufacturers. Applicants will be awarded funds through a competitive process administered by CDA’s Markets Division... more »

California Natural Resources Agency releases report on 2012-2016 drought

"By heeding lessons from the 2012–2016 drought, we will better protect communities, ecosystems, and our economy during drought and help our state thrive in a changing climate." That assessment from Wade Crowfoot, secretary of the... more »

Two container vessels moved to West Coast by Del Monte Fresh Produce

Coral Gables, Florida-based Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, has announced March 15 that two of its energy efficient container vessels,... more »

New webpage with an index of California boards and commissions launched

California Department of Food and Agriculture has a new webpage with an index of CDFA boards and commissions along with standardized information about each group, including length of term, number of board members, types of... more »

Work group to boost adoption of safer, sustainable pest control in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture launch a broad new work group to accelerate the systemwide adoption of safer, sustainable pest control practices. According to a news release,... more »

Colorado ag department fills two key management roles

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has announced the placement of new staff members into two key management roles within CDA’s Markets and State Fair divisions. Danielle Trotta has been selected to lead Colorado Department of Agriculture... more »

Will California remain leader in US agricultural production?

"California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues" by the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics details the past, present and future of many of California’s major agricultural commodities, including grapes, tree fruits and nuts, vegetable... more »

Mann Packing’s facility in California to include fresh-cut fruit products

Coral Gables, Florida-based Mann Packing Co., a subsidiary of Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., and one of the largest suppliers of packaged vegetables in North America is excited to announce the addition of a... 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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