Farm Management

Northeast SARE grants focus on sustainability

Proposals for Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) farmer grants are due Nov. 14 for the Northeast region. Northeast SARE covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,... more »

Administration’s union focus could affect H-2A

A key principle of laws protecting workplace rights of employees is that they should have a free and unfettered choice of whether they want union representation or not. California Farm Bureau has long supported this... more »

USDA awards grants for local, regional food support

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service has awarded more than $32 million for 98 grant projects to expand and strengthen local and regional food systems and increase the availability of locally grown agricultural products. The funding... more »

Organic Integrity Database expands with import functions

The USDA National Organic Program (NOP) has expanded the functionality of its Organic Integrity Database, adding an import certificate module. The new module augments the Trade Partner module, launched in May. Together, they make up... more »

USDA offers more than $3 billion for 2022 specialty crop damage

The USDA will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers affected by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)... more »

FDA evaluates third-party standards for FSMA compliance

The Food and Drug Administration has vetted four third-party food safety audit standards and their alignment with the Food Safety Modernization Act requirements (FSMA). The FDA’s pilot program to evaluate third-party standards focused on FSMA’s... more »

Healthy soil, tech help Southern Valley survive tight times

Valuing soil health and containing costs, accompanied by hard work and family involvement help Southern Valley Fruit & Vegetable thrive. Southern Valley, Norman Park, Georgia, grows and packs a variety of vegetables, including bell peppers,... more »

Organically Grown Co. launches ‘Organic is the Answer’ campaign

Organically Grown Co., an Oregon produce distributor, has created a public service announcement-styled campaign with calls to action for consumers and retailers to promote the organic sector. “Organic is the Answer,” which provides resources for... more »

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