Sustainability

California Small Farm Conference scheduled

Next year's California Small Farm Conference is scheduled for Feb. 23-27 and it will be the 37th annual edition of the conference, which will be offered as a hybrid and bilingual event. It will fea... more »

Treehouse Almonds honored for sustainable farming efforts

Treehouse California Almonds has been recognized with the New Hope Regeneration and Sustainability Award for its contributions to promoting sustainable almond farming. more »

Farmers focus on sustainable water management at upcoming event

American Pistachio Growers, Sustainable Conservation set to host an education and demonstrations on Thursday, June 13. more »

Young farmers group opposes House farm bill first draft

An initial draft of farm bill legislation released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson misses a rare opportunity to meaningfully address the challenges facing the new gen... more »
Leger & Son, a family operation of pecan growers.

Leger & Son hedges to protect pecan groves from hurricanes

Leger & Son implements sustainable practices that have allowed this third-generation Georgia, family operation grow pecans for nearly six decades. ... more »

Biologicals provider gains zero waste certification

Biologicals provider Pro Farm Group Inc. (ProFarm) has achieved Total Resource Use and Efficiency (TRUE) certification for its reduction of waste. Guided by Ingenium Group LLC (Ingenium) and its De... more »

“FoldBot” robot streamlines packaging

A robot cardboard folding system cuts carton folding time and expense. Small farmers can hand fold the boxes and – for larger growers buying millions – an expensive full-size automated forming ... more »

EFI offers online training for growers, packers 

Equitable Food Initiative, the capacity-building and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, is launching new online training products. The ... more »

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