Farm Management

USDA adds specialty crops to market news app

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added specialty crops to the USDA Market News App 2.0 update. The free app gives producers and others in the supply chain instant access to market information about conventional... more »

Ten-year study on pear growing enters final year

The University of California Extension is wrapping up a 10-year pear tree project at Shadowbrook Farms in Hopland, and will conduct a field viewing to go over the most recent data on the project. The... more »

EFI supports Biden administration’s Guidance on Fair Recruitment Principles

Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, supports the proposed new guidance on ethical recruitment from the Biden-Harris administration Collaborative Migration Management Strategy.... more »

California bill would shift water use from farmers to state

A California state senator is proposing to use $1.5 billion in taxpayer funds to buy water rights from farmers. By doing so, according to Sen. Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, the state could avoid some of the... more »

Florida launches Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recently launched the Farmer Stress Awareness Initiative. The FDACS initiative, announced by Florida Agricultural Secretary Nikki Fried June 2 at Plant City-based berry grower Wish Farms, is a... more »

USDA grants support urban specialty crops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing millions of dollars in programs for urban producers, with a goal of strengthening the food supply chain and transforming food systems to be fairer, more competitive and more... more »

USDA’s new Emergency Relief Program kicks off with $10 billion

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is mailing applications for the Emergency Relief Program (ERP), to help offset losses caused by wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and other natural disasters in 2020 and 2021. The... more »

Specialty crop, commodity growers eligible for $6B in disaster relief

The U. S Department of Agriculture announced May 16 that commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments totaling approximately $6 billion.... more »

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