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‘Excellent’ quality ahead for California's citrus crops

Although USDA's NASS estimated that California’s navel orange crop will be about 42 million 80-pound boxes this season, some grower-shippers estimate that number might be a bit on the heavy side.

Ample supplies, increased interest set citrus up for a strong season

Consumers typically turn to citrus to load up on vitamin C during cold and flu season, but this year, suppliers hope they’ll stock up on even more grapefruit, oranges, mandarins and lemons to keep COVID-19 at bay.

California grape harvest continues into December

The California Table Grape Commission, Fresno, has video reminders that grape harvest continues into December in the San Joaquin Valley.

California ag survey gauges areas of concern for residents

A survey of California’s Bay Area consumers show they agree that agriculture is important to the quality of life and economy in California.

Gonzales Electric Authority enters agreement with Concentric Power

Energy technology firm Concentric Power Inc. and California's Gonzales Electric Authority have entered into an Energy Services Agreement.

California grape group’s health messages to air on radio stations

The California Table Grape Commission, Fresno, and the Radio Health Journal network have developed a series of messages about the health benefits of eating grapes

Sun-Maid Offers new options for Halloween

Fresno, Calif.-based Sun-Maid is introducing new flavors and packaging for its yogurt-covered raisins.

California LGMA stresses standards for treating water

As Canada prepared tighter import rules for California leafy greens, the food safety standards group that oversees those crops emphasized steps it’s taken to protect the crops.

Western wildfire concerns move from California to Oregon

Wildfires were causing a wide range of problems for the produce industry in the first two weeks of September.

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.