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Alternative crop options topic of Jan. 19 online event

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will address alternative crop options in West Texas during the first 2021 On the Line with AgriLife online event at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 19. The free half-hour On the Line... more »

University of Arizona announces greenhouse engineering course

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is preparing for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3, 10 and 17 via Zoom. This virtual conference will... more »

CDFA Fertilizer Research and Education Program grant proposals welcomed

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP) is now accepting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle. FREP’s competitive grant program funds research that advances fertilization practices and minimizes... more »

Fusarium wilt of lettuce study under way in Arizona

The Yuma Center of Excellence for Desert Agriculture (YCEDA) is coordinating a project to examine the population structure of the fusarium wilt of lettuce (Fusarium oxysporium f.sp. lactucae) in Arizona. "We are collecting samples from 50 locations... more »

Department of Labor allocates disaster funds for California wildfires

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Jan. 4 the award of a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $25,092,803 to the California Department of Employment Development to create jobs to address debris... more »

Cal/OSHA emergency standards to protect nation’s food supply challenged

A coalition of agricultural and business employers has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging the COVID-19-related emergency temporary standards recently approved by the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. According to... more »

California farmers can get small business COVID-19 relief

California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the creation of a $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The application period for round one began Dec. 30 and lasts until Jan. 8, 2021. The... more »

CARES Act funding to support Colorado ag producers totals $1.65M

The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in partnership with the Colorado Farm & Food Systems Respond & Rebuild Fund, has awarded $1,658,000 in grants to Colorado farmers, ranchers, food hubs and processors. Recognizing the fundamental... more »


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