The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking reviewers for the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Technical Review Committee (TRC). Reviewers must have knowledge and expertise regarding California’s specialty crop industry.

The TRC reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations to CDFA on proposals submitted for funding to California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. This is a volunteer position.

Gail Delihant

Delve into the topics of water and agriculture, vertical farming and cutting-edge agricultural technology at the 2021 Western Growers Annual Meeting. From November 7 – 10, Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to attend three educational and exciting featured sessions. Each session will include an all-star panel who will discuss issues most important to industry stakeholders and their operations.

Here’s a sneak peek at this year’s sessions:

Monday, November 8 @ 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Western Growers urges all leafy greens industry stakeholders to remain vigilant during this current transition period from California’s Central Coast to Yuma, Arizona. To provide support during this critical time, Western Growers and the Arizona and California LGMAs hosted a webinar series covering this topic back in 2020. This year, Western Growers continues collaborating with both entities and is working to provide resources and information.

Sonia Salas

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP), a federal grant opportunity offered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.

The SCMP will competitively award funds to projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projections that address regional or national-level specialty crop issues. These issues can include food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific projects addressing common issues and marketing and promotion.

Gail Delihant


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