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Delegation asks USDA for direct relief for winegrape growers

California’s congressional delegation wants winegrape growers to receive financial relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Beginning May 26, CFAP intended to provide up to $16 billion in direct... more »

Mid-summer management of insect pests in fruit orchards outlined by PSU

In most Pennsylvania fruit orchards the first-generation activities of codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, or oblique-banded leafroller adult moths are almost over. It will take from two to four weeks before the second generation... more »

USDA-NASS projects California almond crop up 18%

The California Almond Objective Measurement Report, published July 7 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), estimates that the 2020 crop will be 3.00 billion meat pounds, up 18%... more »

Del./Md./Va. researchers increase farmers’ market capacity and safety

Ensuring produce sold at Delmarva farmers' markets is safe and preparing local farmers to comply with a federal Food Safety Modernization Act in 2021 are twin objectives of a nearly half-million dollar U.S. Department of... more »

$15M in ag safety grants to provide aid to Michigan’s farms and food processors

Fifteen million dollars in economic assistance for Michigan farms and agricultural processors, to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, gained approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic... more »

Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day in virtual format July 28

The University of California Cooperative Extension’s Entomology and Biologicals Advisor, Surendra Dara is hosting the Annual Santa Maria Strawberry Field Day virtually on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Pacific. Agenda is in... more »

Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops Report released in California

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in partnership with the Climate Science Alliance, has released the 2020 Climate Change Consortium for Specialty Crops Report for the Southern California Region, which covers three distinct growing regions:... more »

MSU to host agriculture and natural resources field days from afar

Michigan State University AgBioResearch and MSU Extension will host a series of virtual field day events called “From the Field” throughout the summer and into the fall.  Ongoing agricultural research and outreach at the university... more »


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