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Assemblyman Villapudua Named 2021 Almond Champion of the Year for Support of Pollinator Habitat Legislation

Assemblymember Carlos Villapudua (D-Stockton) is being honored as the Almond Alliance of California’s 2021 Almond Champion of the Year for his effective leadership in authoring legislation that supports California’s pollinator habitats, as well as leading efforts to educate his fellow legislators about the importance of a sustainable California almond industry to the state’s economic health. The legislature this year approved …

Leslie Wada Named USHBC’s First-Ever Senior Director of Nutrition and Health Research

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) recently announced the appointment of Leslie Wada, Ph.D., RD, as senior director of nutrition and health research. A longtime consultant for the council, Wada will continue to manage USHBC’s multi-million dollar pipeline of health research projects as she has for the past 12 years. In her expanded role, Wada will have increased ownership and responsibility …

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Inducts 6 New Members into the San Joaquin County Ag Hall of Fame

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at a dinner at the Robert Cabral Ag Center, 6 new members were inducted into the San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame. The 2020-21 Hall of Fame Inductees were: Jim Clare, Pacific Southwest Irrigation Manuel J. Dutra Jr. David Phillips, Michael David Winery Michael Phillips, Michael David Winery Aldo & Rosalie “Rosie” Togninali (Posthumous) …

Steve Wilbur Introduced as 2022 World Ag Expo® Chairman

After a 16-month wait, the 2022 World Ag Expo® season was kicked off by Show Chairman Steve Wilbur on Saturday, September 25. The “Kickoff Dinner” was attended by volunteers, staff, and invited guests at the Social Hall on the International Agri-Center® grounds. For many, it was the first time they had seen each other since the 2020 show. “This is …

New platform connects consumers, food processors with regeneratively grown products

The non-profit Soil Health Academy (SHA) announced today that it has launched a web-based platform to connect its regenerative farming and ranching graduates with a growing base of consumers, food processors and retailers interested in purchasing regeneratively grown products. “The ‘Shop Regen Foods’ platform will allow consumers and others to search by location, by pasture-raised products available and by delivery …

Measuring Soil Health Easily and Reliably

Healthy soils are a precious resource. They are vital for protecting ecosystems, maintaining water quality, producing crops, and mitigating climate change. There are numerous indicators to measure soil health. However, these indicators don’t always provide consistent results. In a new study, researchers report evaluating a rapid and inexpensive indicator of soil health, especially for dryland farming. This study was recently published in the Soil Science Society …

Initiative Encourages Families to Create Fantastic Fall Flavors with California Butter

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today the launch of an October consumer promotion focused on Real California Butter as the foundation of the fall baking season. Featuring recipes such as Apple Brown Butter Crumble with Caramel Sauce and Poached Pears in Puff Pastry with Honey Whipped Cream, the month-long promotion will focus on creating delectable treats with classic …

UnitedAg Announces the 2021 Vocational Scholarship Award Recipients

This year, the Agribusiness Education Foundation Vocational Scholarship Program awarded two UnitedAg members a total of $1,600 to further their education and job-specific training in agriculture. The recipients were selected based on both merit and need. In Irvine, California, Gurpreet Ubbu an employee of UnitedAg was awarded $600 to pursue a CPA certification. Marisol Guerrero Mosqueda, of Green Rubber-Kennedy Ag based in Salinas, California, was awarded …

CA Farmland Trust Welcomes Trustee Council Member Reagan Denny, and Extern Chase Steele

California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to welcome Reagan Denny and Chase Steele to our organization. Denny will serve as the California Association, FFA representative on CFT’s Trustee Council, while Steele joins the staff under a law school externship. Originally from Sutter County, Denny was elected as the California FFA State Sentinel in May. During her year of service, Denny …

Don’t Miss Malcolm Media’s Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo in Fresno, Nov. 12

Save the date, Friday, November 12th for the annual Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds.  Held by Malcolm Media Ag Publishing in cooperation with California Ag Network, Pacific Nut Producer, American Vineyard, and California Fresh Fruit Magazines, it is the ultimate postharvest industry gathering place for regional grape, nut & tree fruit growers and crop …

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