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Leafy greens growers prepare for Yuma, beef up safety measures

As leafy greens growers prepare to move from California’s Central Coast regaion to the desert regions of California and Yuma, Ariz., to start fall/winter production, they’re taking extra precautions.

Bolthouse adds Arizona carrots with Rousseau Farming deal

Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., has entered into an agreement to purchase the carrot operations of Rousseau Farming Co., Tolleson, Ariz.

Yuma's Mellon Farms celebrates 75 years of family farming

Vegetable grower Mellon Farms, Yuma, Ariz., is celebrating 75 years of family farming.

Record meth seizure found in tomato, pepper load

Arizona Customs and Border Protection officers made a record methamphetamine seizure when a commercial truckload of tomatoes and peppers attempted to cross into the U.S.

Inspections of leafy greens uninterrupted by virus

Inspections of California and Arizona leafy greens, as outlined in the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreements for those crops, continue despite the spread of COVID-19.

FDA outlines 2020 plan to stop E. coli outbreaks from leafy greens

The Food and Drug Administration has released its game plan for the year on resolving repeated E. coli outbreaks from romaine lettuce

Produce from the sky drops to celebrate the new year

Boise has the Idaho Potato Drop, Vincennes, Ind., has a watermelon drop, Kennett Square, Pa., drops a giant mushroom and now Yuma, Ariz., has a unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

As romaine problems continue, FDA takes closer look

The Food and Drug Administration will be collecting romaine samples in California and Arizona for a year to test for salmonella and E. coli following several foodborne outbreaks linked to the lettuce.

New CPS study focuses on ag water in Arizona, Texas

The Center for Produce Safety is funding its first research project to study the effectiveness of water treatments used for irrigation and other uses in agriculture.

Western Growers selects Dave Puglia as president and CEO

Dave Puglia is succeeding Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as the president and CEO of Western Growers.