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April 22, 2021

State prioritizes farmworkers for Covid-19 vaccinations

CALIFORNIA—As California deals with a surge of Covid-19 cases, hope is in sight as the vaccine begins to be administered to healthcare workers and long-term care residents. And on Jan. 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that farmworkers would be included in the next tier. The announcement...

Western Growers launches new job board

Western Growers is rolling out its Careers in Ag Job Center, a jobs platform exclusively for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) related careers within the agricultural industry.

EcoFarm welcomes new executive director

The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) recently announced Andy Fisher as its new Executive Director. The selection was made after an extensive national search.

Organization supports farmworker families

Ann López’s humanitarian journey began through her own education.

From dry to drenched

After more than four years of devastating drought, 2017 saw California receive the wettest winter in more than 100 years.

Female growers and innovators to be featured at EcoFarm 2019

Conference to feature wide range of women-focused events, feature female panelists and keynote speakers.

Salinas Valley Fair to be held May 18-21

On May 18, the Salinas Valley Fair returns to King City for four days of family-friendly events, exhibits and activities.

Salinas, Soledad celebrate National Salad Month

In celebration May as National Salad Month and in recognition of the agriculture bounty of the Central Coast, the California Welcome Center Salinas and the Soledad Visitors and Gateway Center will be giving out free samples of a variety of fruits and vege

Ag History Project works on newest restoration

In a barn tucked away in a corner of the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, volunteers from the Agricultural History Project are hard at work restoring a piece of the past.

Open Farm Tours highlights sustainable growers

At Blossom’s Farm in Corralitos, owners Delmar McComb and Carin Fortin are doing things differently. A “biodynamic” farm, Blossom’s attempts to be self-sustaining—utilizing land, plants and animals to create a single living organism, which is a concept introduced by Rudolf Steinfer in 1924. “We are trying...

O’Neill Sea Odyssey hosting Virtual Earth Day event Thursday

SANTA CRUZ—On Thursday, April 22, O’Neill Sea Odyssey and its partners will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a free virtual event...