Western Growers held an automation work session at its headquarters in Irvine, CA, yesterday to create a roadmap for accelerating the pace of automation in agriculture. During the event, nearly 30 growers, agtech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and leaders from technology companies collaborated on strategies and tactics to make the integration of automation more accessible to farms of all sizes and crops.

Hank Giclas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released the 2019 rates for voluntary fruits, vegetables and specialty crop services. The rates include pricing for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, verification and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities. These services ensure the quality and availability of produce for consumers nationwide.

Tracey Chow


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