A free webinar entitled “Risk-Based Thinking in Agricultural Food Safety" will be hosted by the CONTACT team (formed with the support of the Specialty Crops Research Initiative from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture) on Jan. 13.

Dr. Donald Schaffner, Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist at Rutgers University’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, will provide the presentation, followed by a Q&A. The webinar will start at 12:30 p.m. PT and will be held on Zoom.

Sonia Salas

The CDFA’s Healthy Soils Incentives Program has received almost $40 million in requests out of a total potential grant package of $67.5 million.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until 5 p.m. of Feb. 25, 2022 or until available funds are expended. More than $4 million in funding requests were received last week, and the CDFA urges applicants to not delay in submitting their request.

Ann Donahue

The Western Growers Center for Innovation &Technology is teaming with the Center for Produce Safety and Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture to host AgTechX Food Safety in Yuma, Ariz. on Feb. 2, 2022.

The event kicks off a yearlong initiative aimed at food safety technology acceleration to improve the toolkit of rapid diagnostics and prevention technologies. The event will take place at the Four Points by Sheraton Yuma from 1 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Ann Donahue


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