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Billions of dollars lost during COVID-19 for California agriculture, report says

California farms, ranches and agricultural businesses will suffer billions of dollars in COVID-19-related losses this year. According to an economic study released June 24, the state’s agricultural sector already has lost $2 billion and could... more »

Michigan farms with more than $250,000 in gross annual sales face inspections

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development began produce safety inspections on farms grossing over $250,000 in total annual food sales on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Inspections of farms grossing over $500,000 in annual... more »

Weed control after final harvest in asparagus essential

Asparagus harvest is reaching completion in Michigan. Most growers harvest fields 20-25 times during a typical season. After a hard frost and hot weather, the season appears to be about average for yields. It may... more »

Input gathered in Colorado to establish statewide Soil Health Program

June 23 marked the second annual National Soil Health Day, and the one year anniversary of the Colorado Collaborative for Healthy Soils (CCHS), a farmer- and rancher-led coalition, created in part to maximize participation by... more »

Pennsylvania vegetable disease update presented

There continue to be no reports of late blight on tomato or potato in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to Beth Gugino, Penn State University professor of vegetable pathology. Be on the lookout for Septoria leaf... more »

Southeast Asian farmers devastated by cononavirus closures

With sales down dramatically at Asian markets and restaurants, crops on southeast Asian farms have been left to wither away in the fields, reported Donald Promnitz in The Business Journal. “I would say it's a 100% loss. I... more »

Vegetable farm advisor among University of California Extension retirees

Ten University of California Cooperative Extension academics, including a vegetable crops advisor, are set to retire July 1. From farm worker to farm advisor - A life of fulfillment ... more »

MSU scientists eying environmental conservation, precision ag

Representatives from Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) are looking to replicate the success of others around the country who have built partnerships merging precision agriculture and environmental conservation. [caption id="" align="alignright"... more »

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