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Alternatives to chlorpyrifos work group formed in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and California Department of Food and Agriculture today announced Aug. 14 the members of a new, cross-sector working group created to identify, evaluate and recommend safer, sustainable pest managemen... more


USDA using flexibility to assist farmers in flooded areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced Aug. 15 it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and ranchers a... more


Midwest farmland values reported down slightly in second quarter

AgLetter reports farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District were down 1 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from a year earlier. Values for “good” agricultural land in the District were unchanged from the first quarter to the seco... more


EPA blocks California warning labels for glyphosate

The EPA remains at odds with California policy on glyphosate products, announcing recently that it won’t approve new product labels that repeat “false” and “irresponsible” claims under California’s Proposition 65. The federal Environme... more


CEA Food Safety Coalition creates board, seeks members

The CEA Food Safety Coalition, comprised of leading controlled environment leafy greens producers, recently completed the formation of its governance structure and is taking steps to accept new members. Controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) ... more


United Fresh names 2020 convention committee

With a commitment to continue growing value for both exhibitors and attendees, four leaders from different segments across the industry have committed to co-chair the United Fresh 2020 Convention & Expo Committee. The event will take place June 1... more


Perdue meets with Guatemalan ministers to discuss H-2A

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met Aug. 14 with a host of Ministers from Guatemala to discuss implementation of the recently signed agreement between the United States and Guatemala to improve H-2A visa program operations. Following the m... more



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