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Fresno County's 2018 production breaks records

Fresno County’s agriculture production in 2018 hit a record $7.89 billion, a 12% increase over 2017 numbers.

Fall strawberries ramp up

Strawberry lovers will be happy to hear that a new crop of summer-planted California berries is just around the corner.

Outlook's strong for California pears

California pears will be available through most of October, and total shipments may equal about 2.2 million bartlett pears and 500,000 cartons of bosc pears.

LA & SF Specialty event connects chefs, suppliers, buyers

LOS ANGELES — Seventy vendors touted their wares for customers and potential customers of LA & SF Specialty at the company’s seventh Cultivating Our Community.

Fall presents abundant fruit promotions at retail

Compared to all other parts of the years, the fall selling season used to be an afterthought to produce merchandiser and retailers.

USDA’s Censky visits Grimmway Farms to discuss labor, other issues

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have again visited Grimmway Farms, for a listening session on issues facing California farmers, from immigration to water rights.

California grapes slightly behind last season’s shipments

Shipments of California grapes are down about 8% from last season, but average per-pound prices for the major varieties are the same.

Robotic strawberry harvester company sees $7.5M investment

A robotic strawberry harvester known as the T-6 from Advanced Farm Technologies, Davis, Calif., has received a $7.5 million boost from investors in a Series A funding round.

Progressive Produce hires Dominic DeFranco as VP of sales

Progressive Produce, Los Angeles, has hired Dominic DeFranco as vice president of sales.

USDA expands citrus disease quarantine areas in 3 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded quarantined areas for citrus greening in California, Texas and Louisiana after the disease was detected in plant tissue samples in multiple locations in the states.