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Oregon OSHA adopts rules protecting against high heat, wildfire smoke

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division announced on May 11 the adoption of rules to protect workers from the hazards of high heat and wildfire smoke. The rules encompass initial protective measures for workers... more »

Brighter Bites kicks off new program in Bakersfield, California

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, has launched its ninth location in Bakersfield, California. The nonprofit will partner with Grimmway Farms and CAPK to help improve... more »

Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building now open at CSU

For more than 150 years, the future of agriculture has been cultivated at Colorado State University. With the opening of the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building, that future now has more space and resources to grow... more »

Grapevine killer glassy-winged sharpshooter target of new technology

Scientists at UC Riverside have a shot at eradicating a deadly threat to vineyards posed by the glassy-winged sharpshooter, just as its resistance to insecticide has been growing. Withering grapes on a dying vine, which... more »

Port delays worsen as harvest of new crops approaches

As ongoing port congestion and persistent shipping obstacles continue to block movement of California agricultural goods, farmers and exporters face bulging warehouses and dwindling cash flow that threaten to sink some businesses. Tree nuts, fresh... more »

Deep freeze hammers California winegrape growers

The 2022 vintage in some of California's winegrape-growing regions took a massive hit from a mid-April frost that will leave some farmers with nothing to harvest. Bruce Fry, who grows winegrapes near Lodi, said some... more »

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

International Fruit Genetics (IFG) breeding programs could change the cherry growing industry and help it adapt to a changing climate. The fruit breeding company’s new low-chill cherries could change how growers grow cherries and drive... more »

Naturipe’s California strawberry supply hits peak production

California strawberries are in peak production with the high-quality and flavorful berries consumers expect from Naturipe. Peak volumes are starting now and expected to last through June. This season, Naturipe Farms is set to have... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

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