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Economics drives the global biologicals market

The global agricultural biologicals industry is set to explode from a market of about $9 billion currently to more than $25 billion by the end of the decade, but there are hurdles and more growing... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

California grapes, stone fruit suffer from storm aftermath

Weeks after it brought Southern California its first-ever tropical storm watch before making landfall over the northern Baja California Peninsula in Mexico, Hurricane Hilary’s effects on California crops is still being assessed. One thing that’s... more »

California Strawberry Commission acts in wake of flooding

Earlier this month, California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to expedite critical work like levee repairs and debris removal to help protect and prepare local communities in anticipation of another possible wet season.... more »

San Diego County Farm Bureau chooses Farmer of the Year

The San Diego County Farm Bureau has named Mary Matava of Oceanside, California, as its 2022 Farmer of the Year. Matava has more than 40 years of experience assessing the agronomic suitability of Southern California... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Cal Pol Strawberry Center Field Day sets attendance record

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day. The event, on Aug. 3, is the largest research and education event for the... more »

Utah tart cherry tour highlights domestic production

The Utah Red Tart Cherry Marketing Board (URTCMB), in partnership with Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI), led online influencers, Utah lawmakers and other industry stakeholders on an orchard and cherry processing plant tour. The July 27... more »

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