Underserved producers focus of USDA funding

The USDA is helping to ensure that underserved farmers, ranchers and foresters have the tools, programs and support they need to succeed in agriculture. On Nov. 24, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA will provide approximately $75 milli... more

Vaccine confidence is AgriSafe’s COVID-19 toolkit aim

Agriculture is known as one of the most dangerous industries in America, and during the COVID- 19 pandemic this industry has been essential in providing food and fiber to the country, despite increased risk of illness for migrant farmworkers and othe... more

‘Banning the most dangerous pesticides’ is aim of proposed legislation

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, announced Nov. 23 the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act of 2021 (PACTPA) that he said would "remove dangerous pesticides within our farm system." Specifically, according to a news release from Book... more

Local agencies urged to protect groundwater in California

For the first time in California history, local agencies and groundwater users are required to form groundwater sustainability agencies and develop and implement plans to guide how they will achieve groundwater basin sustainability goals over the nex... more

Plinazolin insect control technology offered by Syngenta Crop Protection

Syngenta Crop Protection announced Nov. 24 the introduction of Plinazolin technology, a new and innovative active ingredient with a novel mode of action (IRAC Group 30) for insect control that will help growers protect their crops from a wide range o... more

Infrastructure funding OK brings funds to California projects

In actions that carry out President Joe Biden's economic agenda, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed two pieces of significant legislation, including a $1.2 trillion bipartisan package that includes $8.3 billion for critical water proje... more

USDA grant recipients include farmers’ markets, CSAs and food hubs

The USDA announced a $90.2 million investment in 203 projects to strengthen and explore new market opportunities for local and regional food businesses. The funding is made possible through grant programs administered by the Agricultural Marketing... more

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