The date for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) for pre- and post-harvest agricultural water requirements for non-sprout covered produce is set for Jan. 26, 2023 for businesses that don’t fall into the small business or very small business categories, which have a Jan. 26, 2024 and Jan. 26, 2025 date, respectively.

Kara Timmins

Sign up now for the in-person Pre-harvest Product Sampling and Testing Workshop taking place on January 31 at the Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA). This event will be organized by Western Growers and California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA).

The agenda for the event will include topics related to establishing a testing program, lab processes, testing methods, Q&A and a field sampling demonstration.

Kara Timmins

Starting January 24, 2023, UCCE Santa Clara; ALBA-Agriculture Land-Based Training Association and CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant will be hosting an Organic Agriculture Seminar Series every Tuesday from 12-1 p.m. PST until March 21, 2023. Each workshop will include a 30-minute presentation followed by questions and general discussion on the day’s topic. Recordings of the 30-minute presentation will be made available after the event, but the questions and discussion will only be available in the live Zoom event.

Kara Timmins


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