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Who will fulfill the vision of Cesar Chavez?

More than three decades ago, Cesar Chavez, founder of the first successful union for farmworkers, predicted a future in which the cities of California...

Water shortages and fires loom after a dry winter

The weather forecast Monday calls for sunshine across California, with barely a cloud on the horizon for the next week or so. Pour yourself a...

Monterey County launches cannabis equity survey

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Cannabis Program is in the process of assessing how communities have been impacted by cannabis prohibition and the War...

Women in agtech: Jackie Vazquez

Editor’s Note: The following profile is an excerpt from Amy Wu’s upcoming book, “From Farms to Incubators: Women Innovators Revolutionizing How Our Food is...

Clash between union campaigns and private property at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Before dawn on an October morning in 2015, representatives of the United Farm Workers turned up at a strawberry plant nursery in...

House votes to give millions of ‘Dreamers’ and farmworkers a path...

The Democratic-led House voted Thursday to create a path to citizenship for an estimated 4 million immigrants who entered the country illegally, reopening a...

High-tech upgrade in the works for Salinas Valley cooling facility

SALINAS VALLEY — A campus redevelopment project is underway in Salinas, which is aimed at improving agricultural technology in the Salinas Valley and advancing...

Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns March 18-19 with virtual format

SALINAS VALLEY — Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit returns March 18-19 for its eighth annual event, recognizing the increasingly international scope of the produce...

Lockwood 4-H hosts virtual record book workshops

LOCKWOOD — Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Lockwood 4-H Club has managed to stay active with several events. On Feb. 13, the club hosted the first...

Taking the vaccine into the fields to help vulnerable farmworkers

CALIFORNIA — Before state officials announced that 40% of California's new vaccine doses would go to low-income communities, leaders were struggling to make good...
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