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California Fresh Fruit Association Hosts 83rd Annual Meeting

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(Santa Barbara, CA) – The California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA) kicked off their new fiscal year yesterday during the Annual Membership Meeting at their 83rd Annual Meeting in Santa Barbara, California. The event featured the election of the Board of Directors and Chairman, as well as industry and committee updates. The Board of Directors is made up of 44 men …

Kern County Spring Citrus Meeting – March 8

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The University of California Kern County Cooperative Extension is holding a spring citrus meeting on Friday, March 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Kern County Cooperative Extension auditorium. Meeting topics include the latest Asian citrus psyllid treatment strategies, the 2019 Kern County ACP coordinated treatment plan and more. The meeting is open to all citrus growers and affiliates. …

International Citrus Research Conferences Come to Riverside

To explore and discover solutions to plant diseases impacting the global citrus industry, the 21st Conference of the International Organization of Citrus Virologists (IOCV) and the 6th International Research Conference on Huanglongbing (IRCHLB) are taking place at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside from March 10-15, 2019. Co-organized by Citrus Research Board, the conferences will bring more than 500 attendees – from leading …

USDA 2018 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting a listening session for initial input on the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA is seeking public input on the changes to existing programs implemented by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Risk Management Agency. Each agency will take into account stakeholder input when making discretionary decisions on program implementation. Deadline for …

Public Invited to Visit SJV Soil Health Demo Site in Five Points

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UC Cooperative Extension cropping systems specialist Jeff Mitchell is issuing a standing invitation to the public to visit the site of an ongoing conservation agriculture research project and see for themselves the results of long-term soil-building practices. “Every Friday morning from 9 o’clock till noon, beginning in February and going through June, I invite folks to come to the project …

International Agri-Center® Prepares for 2019 World Ag Expo®

The International Agri-Center® is set to hold the 52nd World Ag Expo® February 12-14, 2019. The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,450 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space. In 2018, 106,700 people came from 49 states and 63 countries to attend the 51st …

Farm Tours Offers Rare Insight into Cotton Industry

One of the nation’s few events offering the public an on-the-ground look at cotton production returns in October in the San Joaquin Valley. Growing in popularity over the past decade, the annual Cotton Tour attracts across section of consumers, apparel company representatives and textile industry officialsfrom across the country, offering a unique behind-the-scenes look at how San Joaquin Valley growers …

Kings County Farm Bureau Celebrates 100 Years Advocating for Agriculture, Honors Pete Hanse with President’s Award

Hanford, Calif. — Kings County Farm Bureau is celebrating 100 years of advocating for the agriculture industry, a milestone which will be commemorated at their Annual Meeting and Centennial Celebration on Friday, Oct. 19. The evening will provide the opportunity to mark a century’s worth of accomplishments while honoring those in the community that support their efforts. Part of the …

Kings Fair Celebrates Successful Year, Announces New CEO

  Hanford, Calif. – The Kings Fair has announced that Jerome Coelho, their interim CEO, has been named the fair’s new CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The decision by the fair’s board of directors comes on the heels of a hugely successful 2018 Kings Fair, which was held in June. This year’s fair boasted numbers that increased substantially over the …

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