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USDA Grant to Fund Up To $25 million in Colorado soil health projects

The Colorado Department of Agriculture has finalized the grant agreement to significantly invest in Colorado’s Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR) program for soil health. CDA’s STAR program was one of the 70 projects selected for... more »

Covering FIRA 2022: A Gallery

The editors of Vegetable Growers News attended the FIRA Agricultural Robotics Technology Forum in Fresno, California and were able to hear and see the future of agriculture. The three-day event provided a day each of education, trade show... more »

Climate funding projects awarded to TSC

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced grant funding for two USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects. The $135 million total funding is designed to reach underserved farmer populations and support climate-smart agriculture. TSC will receive a... more »

Specialty crop growers join USDA in climate initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding up to $2.8 billion in a massive initiative with 70 projects – 15 of them involving fruit, vegetable and other specialty crops – to address climate change. The... more »

Climate initiative awards $20 million to Elevated Foods

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded up to $20 million to Elevated Foods, allowing it to fast track its efforts to restore and regenerate agricultural lands, while producing more nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. The... more »

Biosafe’s ‘fearless leader’ Rob Larose dies

Rob Larose, who started Biosafe Systems with his father and has been the president and CEO for more than 25 years, died Sept. 25. He was 64. The company released a statement, calling Larose a... more »

U.S. House, Senate to consider precision ag loan program

Legislation introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would establish a federal loan program for precision agriculture through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, Illinios, and Randy Feenstra, Iowa,... more »

Data a key factor in addressing the West’s water shortage

Like many other researchers, University of California-Merced environmental engineering professors Erin Hestir and Joshua Viers are trying to quantify water use in California’s Central Valley. The difference is, they are doing it from the sky. Through NASA's applied sciences program, their... more »

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