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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 Dubl... 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 ... 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... 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... 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 a... 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 fo... 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 agricu... more »

Naturipe Snacks announces new sweet and smart product offerings

To better connect with the snacking category’s core consumers, Naturipe Snacks is unveiling a refreshed look and new products at the United Fresh LIVE! online expo and conference starting June 15. ... more »

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