California Strawberry Commission Highlights Industry Commitment to Sustainability

To demonstrate its commitment to farming better, the California Strawberry Commission recently launched California Strawberries: Growing a Sustainable Future, a snapshot of innovative, sustainable farming practices and research being implemented throughout the industry that benefit the land, people and communities and makes growing 90% of the nation’s strawberries possible. 

California Strawberry Industry Applauds Executive Order to Address Historical Flooding in Growing Regions

Earlier this month, California governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to expedite critical work like levee repairs and debris removal to help protect and prepare local communities in anticipation of another possible wet season. This past March, the Pajaro and Salinas Rivers saw record rainfall, leading to historic flooding and levee failure in the region. The flooding affected nearly five percent of farms in the area with millions in crop, property and equipment damage.

The Latest in Strawberry Farming Research and Innovation Displayed at Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day 

Nearly 500 strawberry growers, shippers, processors, researchers and agricultural stakeholders gathered on August 3 for the seventh annual Cal Poly Strawberry Center Field Day, the largest research and education event for the California strawberry industry. The event showcased the latest in innovative strawberry farming technology and research to better combat challenges faced by strawberry growers. 

Strawberry Consumption May Improve Cognitive Function in Older Adults, New Study Says

Daily strawberry consumption was linked to improved cognitive function, lower blood pressure and higher antioxidant capacity in a randomized clinical trial presented today at Nutrition 2023, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN).

California Strawberry Commission Fills Two Key Positions

The California Strawberry Commission (CSC) is announcing two key hires to advance the industry through research and communications.