California

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

USDA to invest $449M in Sacramento Valley water supply

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday announced a USDA investment of more than $449 million to help build an innovative water management system that will increase the reliability of the California water supply... more »

FDA issues draft guidance for FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued updated draft guidance for industry with respect to “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.”  The purpose of the guidance, or guidelines,... more »

California grower taps talents, resources to find success

Javier Zamora came to the United States from Mexico when he was 20 years old. He lived in the Redondo Beach area near Los Angeles. Most people around him at the time came from different... more »

Specialty crop block grants on agenda for California ag board meeting

Growers will have a chance to discuss policy issues with the California Board of Food and Agriculture at an upcoming meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 2... more »

California leads states with $22.6M specialty crop block grant

California has received $22.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), most in the country. More than $102 million was distributed nationally, with $72 million going to state... more »

Costco to hold ‘Meet the Grower’ events at Organic Grower Summit

Costco will hold “Meet the Grower” events at the Organic Grower Summit (OGS) scheduled Dec, 12-13, in Monterey, California. Costco, with annual fresh produce sales of $4 billion, will sponsor two half-day events providing certified... more »

California water up for discussion Sept. 4

State and local officials will address the California State Board of Food and Agriculture on issues related to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the Bay Delta Plan and other water initiatives. The meeting will be... more »

Oriental fruit fly quarantined near Sacramento

A portion of Sacramento and Yolo Counties have been placed under quarantine for the Oriental fruit fly following the detection of 15 flies in and around the southern part of the City of Sacramento near... more »

California warns of global warming effects on fruit growers

The State of California recently released a Climate Change Assessment detailing forecasted impacts of climate change by the year 2100. “These findings are profoundly serious and will continue to guide us as we confront the... more »


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