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Great American Media Services to launch National Nut Grower print, digital brand

Great American Media Services, the award-winning publisher of leading B2B agriculture magazines Fruit Growers News, Vegetable Growers News, Spudman, Produce Processing and Organic Grower, is expanding its Specialty Agriculture Group with the launch of National... more »

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

$50B in cash receipts for California farmers and ranchers in 2019

In 2019, California’s farms and ranches received more than $50 billion in cash receipts for their output. This represents a slight increase over reported cash receipts for 2018. According to a news release, California’s agricultural... more »

Valent USA opens new innovation center in northern California

Valent U.S.A. has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in San Ramon, called the North American Innovation Center (NAIC), that physically unites employees from its California technical center in Dublin and headquarters in Walnut Creek. According... more »

Northwest pear crop estimate for 2020 pegged at 16.6M boxes

After careful evaluation, the pear industry is releasing the first official estimate of the 2020-21 fresh pear crop for Washington and Oregon. According to a news release, pear growers and producers from Washington's Wenatchee and... more »

USDA lists more eligible commodities for CFAP; deadline extended

USDA announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in response to public comments and data. Additionally, USDA is extending the deadline to apply for the program to Sept.... more »

Report: COVID-19 hitting California agriculture hard

California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will suffer billions of dollars in COVID-19-related losses this year. According to an economic study released June 24, the state’s agricultural sector already has lost $2 billion and could... more »

University of California Extension academics, including pear expert, retiring

Ten University of California Cooperative Extension academics, including noted pear expert Rachel Elkins, are set to retire July 1. Elkins, UC Cooperative Extension pomology farm advisor for Lake and Mendocino counties, plans to retire July 1 after 36 years... more »

Valent launches Senstar insecticide for Southeast fruit and vegetable growers

Vegetable and citrus growers now have a new insecticide option to protect their produce from damaging pests. Senstar insecticide from Valent U.S.A. equips growers with two effective modes of action for fast, long-lasting control of... more »

Western Growers: Specialty crops not accessing USDA direct payments

As of June 15, USDA had allocated nearly $2.9 billion of $16 billion in direct payments as part of its Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Specialty crops continue to lag other sectors of the agriculture industry,... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

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