California

Now that children are home it's a great opportunity for them to learn more about Cotton and other ag commodities. The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth throughout California about the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. Their mission is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among California's educators and students. They do so through the following: • Developing materials that...
California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed California Grocers Association President and CEO Ron Fong to serve on his bi-partisan Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery, responsible with helping plan the state’s economic recovery following the financial calamity resulting from COVID-19.      I am extremely honored to participate on this very impressive and diverse task force that gives the grocery industry...
Agmonitor Inc. announces $1.5M in new private investments provided by SaaS leading expert and multi-generational farmers. As with the company's 2016 Seed round, this second round of financing was complemented by a grant of $3M from the California Energy Commission to further develop irrigation scheduling and mobile application features and help underserved farming communities. AgMonitor will present at the EPIC...
Farm Credit West, ACA, announced today the distribution of $120,000 to food banks throughout California and Arizona. These contributions are aimed at providing relief to communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mark Littlefield, President and CEO of Farm Credit West, said: “Virtually overnight, local communities where our staff and customers live and operate have experienced unprecedented challenges as a result...
Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to support California workers from large employers in the food sector industry impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with two weeks of paid sick leave, filling a gap left by federal relief that had provided similar paid leave benefits for employers with fewer than 500 workers. Workers in the food sector, including farmworkers,...
A new machine has been added to the Agrothermal line of machines featuring the flexibility to treat both row and vertical crops with just a switch of the vent assembly. The Agrotherm XR1 is the first of several new designs being made exclusively for Agrothermal Systems global network by Aeolo S.A.de C.V. of Querétaro, Mexico. The machine design is...
Winner of the Radicle Challenge by Corteva Secures Funding to Validate Efforts for Early Pathogen Detection for Indoor or Outdoor Agriculture Radicle Growth, an acceleration fund, today announced that it has awarded Scanit Technologies, Inc. $250,000 as the winner of the Radicle Challenge by Corteva. Radicle teamed up with Corteva on this Challenge to identify a promising agtech startup that is solving agricultural challenges...
Sewage treatment turned into a wildlife sanctuary The Salida Sanitary District lies on the southern bank of the Stanislaus River, who’s meandering path defines the border of both the city and county. Viewed from above, this home of 13,000 people appears as a gray square in a greater mosaic of greens and browns. On the banks of the Stanislaus River...
To create the world-class strawberries of the future, California Berry Cultivars, LLC (CBC) purchased a 2,100 sq. ft. Thermolater greenhouse from Agra Tech, a leading manufacturer of commercial greenhouses, to utilize cutting-edge technology and pursue it lofty goals. This is the second greenhouse that CBC has acquired from Agra Tech after buying their first one back in 2016 for...
Open a Parts E-Commerce Account for your business to start shopping and ordering your parts online. California Truck Center would like to introduce you their trusted e-commerce parts ordering solution, Excelerator Parts, where you can look up availability, order parts online, and set up pick-up or delivery of parts for your business. Using Excelerator Parts is easy and their dealership can...