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Western Growers, Vice President of Innovation

CDFA funds ag tech curriculum from Western Growers

Western Growers (WG) plans to bring high level ag-tech classes to California college students. The group has received a $750,000 grant from CDFA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program to bring training to an estimated 2,750 students in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.
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Biofuel producer bets on camelina as low-carbon feedstock

A minor oilseed may be poised to take on a larger role as climate-smart policies emphasize low carbon fuels and the soil health benefits of cover crops. Camelina is seen by some as a cover crop that recoups a farmer’s investment because it can be harvested instead of plowed under.
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walnuts in tree

Walnut harvest sets record

California growers produced the largest walnut harvest to date in the 2020-2021 crop year. The California Walnut Board (CWB) says the 785,000 tons is an increase of 20% over the 2019 crop.
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