South County farmer to receive national award in September
South County organic farmer Israel Morales Sr. of JV Farms Organic in Soledad will receive the Organic Farmer of the Year Award at the Organic Trade Association’s Leadership Awards set for Sept. 11 at the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore, Md.
Listeria risk prompts Mann Packing to recall veggies
Mann Packing of Salinas is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Exploring agriculture: 21st annual South County Ag Tour features local farms, ranches
A sold-out South County Ag Tour, presented by Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, allowed participants to visit a few agricultural businesses in the area last Saturday.
Food for power
Cesar Mendoza had been a participant in Food, What?!, an organization that brings the youth of Santa Cruz County into the world of farming, food production and cooking.
Celebration of a century
Nearly 250 guests recently took a journey back in time to tour the properties owned by Salinas Land Co. and California Orchard Co. — located between King City and Greenfield — in celebration of the two companies’ 100th anniversary and their profound impact on agriculture in the Salinas Valley.
Greenfield school board supports ag pesticide safety
The Board of Trustees of Greenfield Union School District voted unanimously March 8 to pass a first-of-its-kind pesticide safety resolution.
Senior researcher joins Farm Fuel
Dr. Joji Muramoto recently joined Farm Fuel part-time as senior researcher/consultant to conduct research improving the efficiency of mustard seed meal and ASD applications and products.
2016 crop statistics released for SLO County
The San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures has announced the release of the 2016 production statistics for the local agricultural industry. The total gross crop value for 2016 was $914,724,000.
Soledad farmers market returns with new season after shutdown
SOLEDAD — Soledad Historical Society’s farmers market returned with a new season that began on April 1. FULL STORY: https://salinasvalleytribune.com/soledad-farmers-market-returns-with-new-season-after-shutdown/
18 farmworkers treated for possible pesticide exposure
The Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is investigating an incident of possible exposure of farmworkers to pesticides.