California

Rescued Organic program aims to reduce food waste, support farmers

Specialty retailer Sprouts Farmers Market has launched its Rescued Organic program in its 130 California stores. The program reduces food waste by ... more »

Monarch’s fully electric smart tractor hits the market

The first fully electric, driver-optional smart tractor has rolled off the production line. Monarch Tractor’s MK-V tractor, which the company says i... more »

Organic Grower of the Year Huckaby has deep roots in agriculture

Farming is family for Jeff Huckaby. Huckaby, honored Dec. 1 as the 2022 Organic Grower of the Year at the Organic Grower Summit in Monterey, Californi... more »

Soil health company MyLand secures $12 million in Series B financing

Phoenix-based soil health company MyLand Co. Inc has secured $12 million in the first closing of Series B financing that will support scaling up its r... more »

Botanical Solution Inc. wins award for best new biopesticide

Botanical Solution Inc. has won the Crop Science Award for best new biological product (biopesticide) for its plant-based fungicide Quillibrium. [c... more »

UC Davis to use $6.2 million grant to help protect strawberries from disease

The federal government is awarding $6.2 million to the University of California, Davis to study how to use breeding and genetic information to protect... more »

California farm begins shipping Valencia oranges earlier than last year

California-based A&A Organic Farms has begun shipping organic early Valencia oranges from Mexico about two months earlier than last year. “Be... more »

USDA program allocating $300 million to boost organic farming

A federal program designed to support new and existing organic farmers aims to ease a process growers can find daunting and downright “scary,” acc... more »

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