Farm Management

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 »

USDA to host virtual event on mental health support

In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will host a free, virtual convening over three days to highlight the mental health challenges farmers face. The virtual event takes... more »

Washington state’s Dan Newhouse urges action on ag labor reform measure

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, hosted a press conference on April 27 with community leaders and advocacy organizations to urge action on his legislation, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. The groups tacking part included the National... more »

Insurance issues persist as California farmers still losing coverage

Terry Rudkin farms avocados in the Ventura County town of Bardsdale, across the Santa Clara River from Fillmore, on a ranch his family has owned since 1912. In December 2017, he watched from his deck... more »

Help sought for California farms impacted by illegal dumping

Illegal dumping on private lands in rural communities is an issue that has plagued farmers and ranchers for many years. Old mattresses, sofas, appliances, tires and household garbage are routinely discarded along roadways, causing an... more »

Syngenta brings sustainable ag standard to growers through mobile app

Syngenta, a Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform) member, has announcedthe release of the Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard enabled through its Cropwise Sustainability app, a one-of-its-kind tool that places farm sustainability insights into... more »

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