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USDA to offer crop insurance to specialty crop, organic producers

05/21/2014 12:21:49 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin a pilot crop insurance program for organic and specialty... Read more.


2013 organic sales continued at a brisk pace

05/15/2014 10:41:09 AM

Although organics still remain a small portion of overall food sales, they grew by 12 percent in 2013,... Read more.


Survey: Honeybee colonies fared better this winter

05/15/2014 10:14:01 AM

Honeybee deaths decreased about 7 percent during the 2013-14 winter from the previous winter, according... Read more.



EPA extends comment period on changes to worker protection rule

05/14/2014 3:49:50 PM

The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period to Aug. 18 on a proposal to strengthen... Read more.


Black Gold grows potatoes all over

05/14/2014 11:23:34 AM

Black Gold Farms has begun its 2014 red potato harvest, which boasts locally grown spuds beginning... Read more.


UC program promotes Zumba fitness to farmworkers

05/12/2014 3:23:37 PM

The University of California, Davis, has begun a new worksite-based health program designed to lower... Watch Video.


HLB multi-agency group puts $1.5 million toward biocontrol

05/08/2014 5:05:36 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group has allocated more than $1.5 million... Watch Video.



California desert growers report ample water supplies

05/08/2014 8:59:44 AM

If you need water in California these days, you may have to go to the desert. With growers struggling... Read more.


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