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Water problems hinder Western food producers

In September, when funding was gutted for a much-anticipated water bill, then withdrawn from the floor of the California state legislature, growers re... READ MORE »

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Heat projected to have overall yield average below normal

With harvest is still in early stages in some areas and hasn’t yet begun in others, North American Potato Market News (NAPMN) released its latest po... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin to get $15 million USDA investment

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $15 million for a new drought pilot to assist agricultural producers impacted by wo... READ MORE »

Western farmers to Senate: Water infrastructure need is ‘critical’

Citing an “acute and critical need” magnified by another all-too-familiar drought, a national coalition representing thousands of Western farmers,... READ MORE »

USDA offering drought-focused incentives for Klamath Basin

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon and California have announced $1.8 million in Environme... READ MORE »

Klamath Basin irrigators expect little water this year, USDA issues funds

With a water allocation announcement expected this week from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Klamath Basin irrigators say they expect to receive littl... READ MORE »

USDA releases Farm Labor Survey, previews AEWR rate increases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a preview Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will look like. USDA released its Farm Labor Surve... READ MORE »

BioConsortia expanding R&D labs with new California facility

BioConsortia, a microbial solutions company that improves plant phenotypes and increase crop yields with reduced chemical and fertilizer inputs, is an... READ MORE »

Grimmway/Cal-Organic donates $5 million to Cal Poly for organic farming research

Grimmway Farms, owner of Cal-Organic, has made a $5 million donation to Cal Poly to expand organic farming and soil health research. According to a n... READ MORE »

Potato Crop Progress: Overall good weather, red potatoes slow to sell

The executive committee of Potatoes USA held a virtual meeting on July 28, during which time the members shared updates on how the 2020 potato growing... READ MORE »


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