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USDA appoints specialty crops industry members to ag advisory committees

The USDA and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office have appointed 130 representatives to serve four-year terms on seven agricultural trade advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Fruits and Vegetables. There are... more »

CDFA seeks members for shipping point program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking candidates for vacancies on the Shipping Point Inspection Advisory Committee. The committee advises the CDFA secretary on all matters pertaining to the Shipping Point Inspection... more »

Bills support specialty crop group’s Farm Bill priorities

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers, has endorsed legislation that addresses several key priorities in the 2023 Farm Bill. Recent bills align... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

California growers react to India’s plan to end tariffs on apples, nuts

India’s agreement to remove retaliatory tariffs on some U.S. farm products is seen as a positive development, but with some trade impacts remaining, farmers and agricultural exporters say it may take time to regain market... more »

Growers approve continuing Georgia pecan commission assessment

Georgia’s pecan growers have voted to continue funding the Georgia Pecan Commission through grower assessments. In balloting that was conducted from May 1-30, the Peach State’s pecan growers approved the continuation of the one cent... more »

India to lift tariffs on U.S. apples, almonds, walnuts

India is lifting retaliatory tariffs on U.S. apples, almonds and walnuts, after the two nations agreed to terminate six outstanding disputes at the World Trade Organization. The tariffs were in response to the U.S. Section... more »

UPL introduces two pesticides to North America

UPL, Cary, North Carolina, has introduced two insecticides, SHENZI 700 WG and SHENZI 400 SC, to the North American market. SHENZI 700 WG and 400 SC provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against... more »

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