Small producers come together virtually to discuss organic farming – Food Blog

Over 150 current and potential organic producers gleaned practical information shared by UC agriculture and natural resources experts during the “Introduction to Small-Scale Organic Agriculture” workshop held virtually on December…

‘UC Wolfskill’ walnut will allow earlier harvest – food blog

UC Davis researchers have selected a new variety of nuts designed to give growers a way to harvest sooner and improve the harvest efficiency of California’s $ 1.6 billion nut…

Store and eat citrus zest and watermelon zest – food blog

Growing up, my parents told us how, as children, they avoided starving to death during the Great Depression by not letting anything edible go to waste. To stay alive, they…

UC ANR offers free online training on direct sales and agrotourism – Food Blog

Economic shocks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted California farmers and ranchers to quickly embrace new business practices, including new and creative ways to sell direct to consumers.…

New food safety guide introduces laws and best practices for urban farmers – food blog

Californians who grow food in cities now have help understanding the food safety laws that apply to them. A free publication with California-specific information on rules and regulations for urban…

Producers refine date palm irrigation with UC ANR research – food blog

California’s $ 86 million date industry produces more than half of the country’s dates. Most of the fruit is grown in the arid Coachella Valley. Despite growers’ efforts to conserve…

UC partners with Gotham Greens to advance indoor agriculture – food blog

Gotham Greens, an indoor farming pioneer operating high-tech greenhouses across the United States, is placing its latest state-of-the-art greenhouse near UC Davis. “We are building an Environmentally Controlled Agriculture Consortium…

UCCE nutrition educators teach farm families about healthy eating – food blog

UC ANR partners with state and local organizations to improve urban communities. This story is part of a series on the impact of these partnerships. the Farmworker Institute of Education…

Will California remain the leader in American agricultural production? – Food blog

New book shows how California has led the nation in agricultural sales since 1948, explores future challenges “California Agriculture: Dimensions and Issues” by the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics details…

Pistachio production costs described in the UC study – Food Blog

The popularity of pistachios as a healthy snack continues to drive demand. California’s pistachio crop was valued at $ 1.94 billion in 2019, according to the California Department of Food…