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Latest California Strawberry Commission Stories

2014-04-03 16:24:59

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned plant pathologists Gerald Holmes and Kelly Ivors have been named to head research and development efforts at the new Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. The Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center, a one-of-a-kind partnership between Cal Poly's College of Food, Agriculture & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) and the California Strawberry...

2014-03-18 08:34:30

New Research Illustrates Statewide Community Impact of Strawberry Farming WATSONVILLE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the California Strawberry Commission released a first-ever statewide economic report detailing the $3.4 billion economic contributions of strawberry farming to the state. The report titled, Sustaining California Communities: Economic Contributions of Strawberry Farming (February 2014) showcases the positive impact strawberries have on local...

2013-10-28 23:01:07

California delegation to meet with members of Congress, according to Americans for Reform Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 With immigration the next big topic before Congress, top faith, law enforcement, agricultural, and business leaders are heading to Washington, D.C. from around the nation to push for reform, according to Americans for Reform (AFR), the group coordinating the effort. These leaders -- including a large delegation from California -- will meet in the nation’s...

2013-10-07 12:21:48

Grower Education Team to Partner with University Research Centers to Meet Challenges Surrounding Increasing Water Quality Regulations WATSONVILLE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To prepare growers and irrigators to meet the challenges of ever increasing water quality regulations and dwindling water supplies, the California Strawberry Commission today announced it was awarded a three-year block grant for $225,000 by the California Department of Food and Agriculture....

2013-10-03 08:30:59

California Strawberry Commission Underscores the Valuable Role Immigrants Play in Economy and Communities throughout the State LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Strawberry farmers today praised Governor Brown and Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) today for their ongoing efforts to address the needs of the state's hardworking immigrant workforce, people who are essential to the success of the Golden State, according to the California Strawberry Commission....

2013-07-31 08:33:14

Silicon Valley Leadership Group & California Strawberry Commission Leading Delegation to Capitol Hill Representing State's Two Largest Industries SAN JOSE and WATSONVILLE, Calif., July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two of California's largest industry associations today announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on Capitol Hill about the essential role immigrant labor plays in the success of our nation's leadership in high-tech and agriculture. The effort by the...

2013-07-23 20:21:13

Delegation of Local Strawberry Farmers Announce Plans to Brief Congress on Immigration Reform during Upcoming Capitol Hill Visit SALINAS, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad-based group of elected officials and other community leaders joined local strawberry farmers at a rally today aimed at raising awareness about the important role immigrants play throughout Central Coast communities, according to the California Strawberry Commission, event sponsor. The...

2013-02-20 00:20:20

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on educating future leaders in the area of sustainability, growth and the success of the California strawberry industry, Cal Poly and the California Strawberry Commission announced today they have signed an agreement to create the first of its kind Strawberry Sustainability Research and Education Center. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-11-13 08:38:13

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Though it's tempting to include every indulgent dish on holiday tables, the most successful menus are a balance of both healthful and decadent favorites. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/holiday-menus-balance-naughty-and-nice-179041341.html Finding the right combination of delicious and healthy recipes doesn't require an endless search for exotic ingredients --...

2012-10-18 07:27:57

WATSONVILLE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers live by the words, "You reap what you sow." If you are a California strawberry farmer, those words are never more true than during the holiday season, when growers take time to cultivate their strong ties to the community. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/california-strawberry-farmers-share-the-fruits-of-their-labor-this-holiday-season-174680541.html...