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Port progress may aid agricultural exports, Vilsack says

U.S. ports are making progress in clearing docks piled high with shipping containers in a pandemic-induced crisis that is delaying billions of dollars in U.S. agricultural exports and causing severe financial worries for America's farmers,... more »

Next-gen ag workers curriculum funded for Western Growers

Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (HR 133) to develop and implement a curriculum to provide California college students with best-in-class... more »

Farmers and ranchers get on-farm compost research site

The Federal-State On-Farm Compost Work Group is pleased to announce the launch of an On-Farm Compost Resource Website. The resources on this website include information and tools to help farmers and ranchers compost agricultural byproducts, including... more »

Gov. Newsom’s budget plan viewed by California Farm Bureau president

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson offered the following comments Jan. 10 on the $286.4 billion budget plan announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom: “California’s farmers are facing unprecedented challenges beyond their control. The Farm Bureau represents... more »

OSU’s NWREC to be led by Dara who’s leaving University of California

Surendra K. Dara, University of California Cooperative Extension Advisor-Entomology & Biologicals, announced in a Jan. 7 email that he is leaving his position Jan. 17 to join Oregon State University (OSU) as the director of North... more »

Live, virtual set for CFVGA annual conference Feb. 28-March 1

The Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) will hold its eighth annual conference Feb. 28-March 1, both in-person at the Denver Renaissance Central Park Hotel and online. “While we are glad to be meeting... more »

‘Great start to the water year’ reported in California

After two consecutive years of drought, the state Department of Water Resources conducted the season's first manual survey of the snowpack Dec. 30 and found a promising result – deep snow totaling 160% of average... more »

World Ag Expo returns Feb. 8-10 in California

paces are marked, pavilions are built, and World Ag Expo is ready to be “Back in AgTion” Feb. 8-10 in Tulare, California. Tickets are on sale now at https://bit.ly/WAE22Tickets. Show officials note confidence in the event... more »

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