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Farmworker communities applaud chlorpyrifos cancellation

On the morning of Aug. 14 the Gavin Newsom administration filed accusations against Dow and other manufacturers of the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos.

Ag History Project steps up for county fair

As the Santa Cruz County Fair nears the folks at the Agricultural History Project have wheeled their featured showpiece into place.

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.

Farm Bureau names Edward Ortega Farmer of the Year

Edward Ortega of Ortega Berry Farms was recently selected by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau as the 2019 Farmer of the Year.

Western Growers launches food safety risk management program

The Supply Chain Risk Management Solution utilizes new technology to advance food safety in several ways.

Farm Bureau endorses water legislation

Water legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate recognizes the continued crisis facing water reliability in the West, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF).

USDA Secretary visits Watsonville

Hosted by Congressman Jimmy Panetta and joined by Congressman Doug LaMalfa, the trio fielded questions from farmers, farmworkers and other agriculture industry personnel from across the Central Coast to discuss policies and federal programs in hopes of improving and investing in agriculture innovation.

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.

National Agriculture Day luncheon returns

Doron Comerchero, founder and executive director of Food What?!, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon on March 13.

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.