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NCAE calls proposed H-2A changes ‘disconnected from reality’

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) says wording used in a Department of Labor proposal to change H-2A temporary ag labor visa rules is "blatant vitriol" targeted at farmers forced to use the program... more »

EPA amends wetlands protection rules

In response to a recent Supreme Court decision, the EPA has removed federal protection for a majority of U.S. wetlands. The new rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” will take... more »

FDA adds first deputy commissioner for human foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has named its first Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods as part of an ongoing restructuring. James Jones, who has held various positions at the EPA for 30 years and... more »

Michigan lawmakers seeking public comment on ag management practices

The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development, in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), has opened the annual review process for proposed revisions of the 2024 Generally Accepted Agricultural... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Post FDA, Yiannas continues traceability mission at Wiliot

Frank Yiannas, the former deputy commissioner of food policy and response of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has joined Wiliot as a strategic advisor. Yiannas will advise the food and retail markets on the... more »

UF/IFAS recognizes ADA impact

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is recognizing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped farming. As July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the ADA, UF... more »

California melon growers applaud crop despite delay

California farmers say this season’s melon crop was delayed by about two weeks due to cool temperatures and wet fields, which affected early harvest of watermelons, cantaloupes and honeydews. It postponed melon deliveries to supermarkets... more »

CDFA offers healthy soils program funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the availability of approximately $4 million dollars of grant funding for its Healthy Soils Demonstration Program. Program information The program funds projects that showcase California farmers... more »

Test developed for detecting cyclospora in berries, leafy greens and herbs

A test that speeds detection of a human diarrheal disease than causes illnesses and outbreaks in fresh produce including berries, leafy greens and herbs has been developed. Since 2018, more than 8,000 cases of cyclosporiasis... more »

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