From the Farm

2017 Membership Deadline

If you are a handler of leafy green crops who is interested in becoming a member of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreem

Flooded field 2011

Flooding and Food Safety

Rain is Welcome... Although not anticipated, this winter has brought a lot of moisture to California.  For a state that has be


2017: An Important Year for the LGMA

On July 23, 2007... For the first time in history, U.S. government officials visited a California leafy green


California Farming

What it takes to provide year-round lettuce   We often use the statistic that 75% of the nation’s lettuce and leafy greens are grown in Cal


FDA’s New Deputy Commissioner Ostroff visits California Farms

The LGMA is pleased to welcome U.S. Food and Drug Admi


Thank You Farmers

National Farmer's Day October 12 is National Farmer’s Day, but we think farmers should be celebrated every day.  Nowhere on earth is there a foo


Annual Report shows more Citations can be a Good Thing

The 2015/16 LGMA Annual Report is now available for review.  It includ


2016 Membership Deadline

If you are a handler of leafy green crops who is interested in becoming a member of the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreem


POLITCO Covers Challenges in FSMA Implementation for States

This fall the LGMA was interviewed by reporter Helena Bottemiller Evich

01.2016 LGMA Leadership visits Mike Taylor, Samir Assar and other FDA representatives in Washington D.C.

California Farms brought virtually to Washington DC

The LGMA has hosted several farm tours for officials from the FDA in r

Flooded field 2011

California Farmers Prepare for the Possibility of El Nino Floods

California farmers are preparing to deal with the po


Lettuce Production Goes South for the Winter

Fall marks a change of seasons. On the East Coast this change is evidenced by the famous “

Dr. Steven Lyon Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A: A Big Supporter of Food Safety and the LGMA

A great example of a company committed to food safety is Chick-fil-A.  


High School Math and Food Safety

After reviewing the California LGMA 2014/15 Annual Report issued last month and noting the continuing declin


Mythbuster: LGMA Metrics and Organic Production

Outside of the leafy greens industry, there seems to be a common misconception that the rigo


Why Food Safety Matters

Recently, Dan Sutton, General Manager for Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange, began to notice that when employees saw him in the fi


What Does A Culture of Food Safety Look Like?

What exactly is a culture of food safety? We talk about it a lot in produce food safety circ


For the LGMA, Every Day is About Food Safety

Tuesday, April 7th is World Health Day. The LGMA is paying particular attention to this


USDA: California Boasts Unique and Powerful Agricultural Industry

On its blog, USDA recently posted some statistics spe