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USDA forecasts record California almond crop

California is forecast to have another record almond crop this year, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimating an increase of almost 18% over last season’s crop.

California garlic harvest starts as pandemic boosts demand

Christopher Ranch, Gilroy, Calif., has started its annual harvest, packing up to a million pounds of fresh garlic every week during its peak.

Pretty Lady Vineyards offers new package options

New package options are on tap for McFarland, Calif.-based Pretty Lady Vineyards.

Leafy greens growers expected to reduce acreage

Fresh fruit sales were up about 9% for the four-week period, while fresh vegetable sales were up 25%.

LA produce markets: Buyers elusive, especially for foodservice

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on produce sales is playing out at terminal markets across the country, including the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.

California ag secretary thanks distributors, retailers

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross has penned a thank-you letter for retailers and food distributors across the country.

California’s cherry crop should be up slightly

California cherry growers expect to harvest slightly more fruit this season than last year, assuming they don’t see a repeat of the heavy rainfall that devastated much of their fruit last May.

Limoneira donates lemons to health care workers

Limoneira, Santa Paula, Calif., is donating cartons of lemons to health care professionals, food banks and other agencies.

California sweet corn harvest nears

California sweet corn harvest is right around the corner.

California sweet corn harvest nears

California sweet corn harvest is right around the corner.