News

USDA seeks public input on updated wetland guidance

Farmers are reminded that updated guidelines for wetland determinations are posted and available for public input. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind the public that the 60-day comment period for the updated guidance is open th... more


Chile Pepper Institute Feb. 4-5 in New Mexico

Registration is now open for the world’s largest conference dedicated to chile peppers. The 2019 New Mexico Chile Conference hosted by New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute runs from Feb. 4-5 at Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. Regi... more


Congressional group proposes citizenship path for workers

On Jan. 17, U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, introduced legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation and put them on a path toward earned legal status and event... more


Appointments made to House Agriculture Committee

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced jan. 17 that the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee has recommended to the Caucus that the following members serve on the Agriculture Committee in the 116th Congress. “Democrats are thrille... more


Colorado Farm Show Produce Day is Jan. 29

Colorado Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) urges produce growers and others involved in any aspect of the produce industry to attend the Colorado Farm Show Produce Day Jan. 29 at the Weld County Fairgrounds in Greeley. Produce Day is ho... more


UGA faculty, Extension agents honored for industry work

University of Georgia vegetable horticulturist Tim Coolong received the Donnie H. Morris Award of Excellence in Extension during the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Jan. 12. The annual award is presen... more


Water testing lab search aided by MSU resource

While most of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is either in effect or coming into effect in the next year, when it comes to agricultural water, growers have a little more time get into their routine. This is because there have been changes to the types ... more


Rudolphi receives recognition as 2019 Rural Health Fellow

Josie Rudolphi, Ph.D., associate research scientist at the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, has been recognized as an emerging health leader with her selection as a 2019 Rural Health Fellow by the National Rural He... more


Gowan Group’s new business unit targets biologicals

Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the remaining shares of Colombia-based EcoFlora Agro SAS through its UK subsidiary and the global biolog... more


USDA

FSA offices to reopen for limited services during shutdown: USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... more



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