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USDA extends deadline for recording farm structure

  The USDA is providing farms a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. This date is used to determine the level of interest an indivi... more


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Marrone Bio agrees to settle shareholder suits for $12 million

Marrone Bio Innovations has reached an agreement to settle private securities class action suits. Shareholder suits were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on February 13, 2015 as Special Situations Fund I... more


Northeast Ag Sales, Agro-K partner for distribution deal

Agro-K has teamed up with Northeast Agricultural Sales (NEAG) for distribution of the full line of Agro-K foliar fertilizers and soil biological products in northern New England. NEAG has headquarters in Lyndonville, Vermont and offices in Fairfie... more


Northwest predicts 18.3 million boxes of cherries

Growers in five Northwest states estimated a sweet cherry crop of 18.3 million 20-pound boxes this season, according to James Michael, a vice president of marketing with Northwest Cherry Growers. The estimate, made earlier this week, includes cher... more


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Irrigation technologies key for California growers

Despite hopes for a drenching from El Niño, California farmers are facing another drought year in 2016. Even after four years of the worst drought on record, California farm output was a record $54 billion in 2015, accounting for more than half of t... more


FDA issues new FSMA final rule

The FDA has finalized a new food safety rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent wide-scale public health harm by requiring companies in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent intentional adult... more


APHIS expands importation of Mexican avocados

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados into the continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from all areas of Mexico under a systems approach. Currently, ... more


US organic sales hit $43.3 billion in 2015

The U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales hitting a new benchmark of $43.3 billion, according to a survey by the Organic Trade Association. The organic industry is up a robust 11 percent from the previous ... more


Email alerts growers to changing climate impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools. Located in Ralei... more


New Zealand Honeycrisp apples arrive to US

The fifth consecutive year of shipments of Honeycrisp apples from New Zealand are now arriving in the U.S, according to New York Apple Sales. In 2011, New York Apple Sales began importing Honeycrisp. [caption id="attachment_11177" align="alignrigh... more



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