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Dennis 'Denny' Donovan of Garin Co., Dole, remembered

Dennis “Denny” Donovan, who spent almost three decades of his career at the Garin Co., Salinas, has died.

California increases HLB quarantine areas

State and federal agencies have expanded California’s huanglongbing quarantined area after detections of the citrus disease.

Wonderful Citrus lease helps year-round seedless lemon goal

Wonderful Citrus has signed a long-term lease with the owners of an 846-acre tract of land in California’s Salinas Valley with plans to grow seedless lemons on the land.

Virus delays California Prune Board trip to China

The California Prune Board, Roseville, is postponing a trip to China because of the coronavirus, but says exporters are committed to the market and will reschedule its visit when possible.

Global campaign spreads California walnuts nutrition message

The California Walnut Commission, Folsom, has a new global marketing campaign, The Power of 3, that has a simple message: three handfuls of walnuts a week can help improve nutrition.

California avocado promotions expand with expanded crop

The California Avocado Commission, Irvine, is forecasting a significantly larger crop this season over the last fiscal year’s harvest — with a 70% increase.

Tune in and Crunch Out with carrots

The California carrot industry is kicking off a Crunch Out advertising campaign in Sacramento, Calif., and Cincinnati.

Panetta invites farmworker to State of the Union

U.S. representative Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., whose district includes Salinas and other fresh produce growing areas, has invited a farmworker as guest to the State of the Union address.

Grimm family establishes ag business center at CSU-Bakersfield

With the backing of a $5 million pledge, the California State University board of trustees has approved establishing the Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business at the Bakersfield campus.

Veg-Fresh opens La Quinta, Calif., office

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has opened a sales office in La Quinta, Calif., to handle an expanding citrus and melon. Program