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Driscoll’s gives $4 million globally during COVID-19 pandemic

Driscoll’s plans to donate more than $4 million globally, with funds to health clinics and food banks, fresh berry donations and community resources in response to the worldwide pandemic.

USDA-AMS offers web seminars on grant applications

The branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that oversees the Specialty Crop Block Grant program and others for produce growers is sponsoring web seminars. 

AgSafe promotes Theresa Kiehn to acting president and CEO

AgSafe, Modesto, Calif., has promoted Theresa Kiehn to acting president and CEO.

California prune crop in full bloom

A full bloom season is underway in California’s Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, according to the California Prune Board.

Western Growers website tracks changes to LGMA guidance

Western Growers has launched an interactive website that allows the public to participate in discussions relating to leafy greens food safety and the industry to follow the process to strengthen those guidelines.

USDA considers new protocols for some Chilean blueberries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering new protocols on imported blueberries from two growing regions of Chile, in place of mandatory methyl bromide fumigation.

Avocado commission retools some marketing programs in crisis

The California Avocado Commission is shifting promotion plans during the COVID-19 crisis, including shifting billboard ads to online content.

Baloian Farms starts Coachella bell pepper harvest

Baloian Farms, Fresno, Calif., is beginning its Coachella, Calif., bell pepper harvest, alleviating a tight supply situation in March.

International blueberry summit rescheduled for 2021

The International Blueberry Organization’s 2020 Summit joins the list of events rescheduled for 2021 because of the global pandemic.

Doc’s Organics to supply Veg-Fresh Farms with citrus

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has an exclusive partnership with Doc’s Organics, distributing organic lemons, grapefruit, minneolas and limes.