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Western Growers’ new Arizona government affairs manager is Medler

Western Growers has added Robert Medler as Arizona government affairs manager. Medler brings nearly 15 years of government relations experience and will represent specialty crop producers in the fresh

New solitary bee species discovered in Bayer ForwardFarm in Brazil

A new solitary bee species, known as the Ceratina (Ceratinula) fioreseana, has been discovered on a Bayer ForwardFarm in Água Fria de Goiás, Brazil. According to a news release from Bayer, t

Grant program includes funding for ag labor and wildfire research

Two new projects designed and led by University of California Merced researchers will address challenges facing many Californians – wildfire recovery and agricultural labor – but will also have gl

Labor department’s final rule to modernize H-2A regulations set

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 15 a final rule that modernizes the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. According to a news release, the Department’s Employment a

Blue Diamond Growers’ rep on Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Jan. 14 the appointment of 67 members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.

Pecan yields good, demand strong in Mississippi

Despite the weather challenges of 2020, most Mississippi pecan producers expected a good yield. However, a wet spring and late-summer drought in 2020 could mean nut loss and lessened nut quality fo

Western Growers inaugurates next generation of agricultural leaders

To identify and prepare the next generation of Western Growers (WG) members for positions of leadership within the Western fresh produce industry, WG has inaugurated the sixth class of the Future Volu

Invasive pest challenges targeted with $70M in USDA funding

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveill

Almond Board of California offers new Training Tuesdays for 2021

Starting January 2021, the Almond Board of California will provide a new opportunity for growers, pest control advisors and certified crop advisors to gain timely operational insights

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