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Projected H-2A wage rates for 2021 emerging

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gave a preview on Feb. 11 of what the 2021 H-2A wage rates will be. USDA released its Farm Labor Survey (FLS), which the Department of Labor (DOL) will... more »

Riveridge Land Co. gets funding for H-2A worker housing from state of Michigan

Grant, Michigan-based Riveridge Land Co. is one of 20 organizations to which the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has awarded Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and... more »

Five-year UC Davis effort aims to keep youth safe on agricultural ATVs

Researchers in the University of California, Davis department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering are working to make agriculture safer for children. With a new five-year project funded through the National Children’s Center for Rural and... more »

Nature Conservancy gets funds to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley

General Mills’ organic brand Cascadian Farm recently committed $750,000 to The Nature Conservancy to help rebuild farmland in California’s Sacramento Valley. The two-year investment will focus on partnering with farmers to rebuild wildlife habitat and... more »

Projects to advance student skills led by UC Davis Plant Sciences profs

From encouraging increased diversity to an innovative leadership program that employs interdisciplinary training in soil and plant health, two professors are spearheading projects that advance graduate and postgraduate training in the Department of Plant Sciences... more »

MDARD awards 2021 Food Safety Training and Education Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Feb. 11 funding for eight projects under the state’s Food Safety Education Fund grant program. The grant program is designed to provide food safety training and... more »

UC Davis releases 2 new strawberry varieties

Red, ripe strawberries are the hallmark of spring in California. Two new varieties from the Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, will provide consumers with big, flavorful strawberries throughout fall and winter,... more »

California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released

The California Preliminary Grape Crush Report released Feb. 10 indicated the 2020 crush totaled 3,542,038 tons, down 13.9% from the 2019 crush of 4,115,413 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all... more »

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FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

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