Report: Florida strawberries attacked by aggressive fungus

A fungus has taken over some strawberry fields in Florida. One grower lost as many as 80 acres in Manatee County. Pestalotiopsis affects the foliage and fruit, down to the root of strawberry plants... more »

EPA replaces WOTUS with new Navigable Waters Protection Rule

On Jan. 23, the EPA and the Department of the Army finalized the Navigable Waters Protection rule to define "Waters of the United States" and thereby establish federal regulatory authority under the ... more »

New York invests in Dropcopter, drone pollination startup

Dropcopter, a startup company pitching precision pollination of fruits and vegetables by drone, recently earned a half a million dollars from New York state, which is investing in agriculture. Grow... more »

Food and Agriculture Housing Task Force created in Michigan

Michigan’s food and agriculture workforce traditionally consisted of the self-employed and family members, but the trend has been showing a sharp increase in the need to hire additional labor within... more »

International Trade Commission decision on cherry tariffs panned

U.S. senators from Michigan Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow on Jan. 14 strongly criticized the U.S. International Trade Commission's final decision not to institute tariffs against Turkish tart cherr... more »

Phase One China trade agreement signed, supported by ag groups

The Phase One trade agreement between China and the U.S. was realized Jan. 15 during a formal White House signing ceremony with President Donald Trump and China's lead trade negotiator, Vice Premier L... more »

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