California Walnuts teams up for fresh take on in-store snacking- General News
Just in time to celebrate National Walnut Day on May 17, the California Walnuts retail team is motivating shoppers with a promotion that pairs walnuts with Natural Delights dates and BelGioioso cheese (mascarpone and creamy gorgonzola).
CFFA’s LeMay optimistic about fresh fruit season- Analysis
I contacted Ian LeMay, currently president of the California Fresh Fruit Association (CFFA), to congratulate him on his new appointment as incoming president of the California Table Grape Association (CTGA).
California Walnuts kick off walnut meat campaign- General News
As consumers seek more plant-based options and creative recipes for at-home cooking, California Walnuts is kicking off a new campaign to highlight the versatility of walnut meat starting on May 1 and running through the end of June.
Ocean Mist Farms reports high quality and volume for spring artichoke crop- General News
Ocean Mist Farms, the leading year round producer of fresh California artichokes, is expecting an outstanding 2023 spring crop of artichokes from their northern California growing region in Castroville.
California cantaloupe growers project later season due to rain- General News
California cantaloupe farmers are overjoyed with the amount of rainfall received this winter and for the welcome relief to severe drought conditions that have impacted growing areas for the past several years.
California wins the water brinksmanship game- Analysis
California has won an intense game of brinksmanship with the weather. For the time being.
Telling the truth about telling our story- Analysis
A previous column of mine discussed a recent report called Ag Vision for the Next Decade, issued by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). One goal was to “enhance understanding of agriculture.”
California issues report outlining a future for state agriculture- Analysis
Of the report’s stated goals, the two that most closely reflect actual concerns of the state’s agriculture—at least as commonly voiced by its leadership—are regulatory concerns and public perceptions of the industry.
California to require half of all trucks sold by 2035 to be electric- General News
On March 31, the Biden administration allowed California to have the legal authority to require half of all heavy trucks sold in the state to be electric by 2035.
Challenges to reliable supplies of California lettuce- Analysis
I enjoy Sylvain Charlebois’ blog on Canadian Grocer. He is a professor in food distribution policy and senior director/AGRI-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.