Pear Bureau Northwest celebrates national nutrition months

Throughout the months of February and March, Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) will be focusing promotional efforts on the importance of maintaining a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle.The efforts will take a multi-channel approach through retailer de... more

Harvest-time applications approved for Delegate WG

Delegate WG insecticide has received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency to add a one-day preharvest interval to its label for most bushberry crops, including blueberries. The label addition allows fruit producers to apply Delega... more

Oregon State hires Thompson for tree fruit Extension

Ashely Thompson has accepted a position with Oregon State University Tree Fruit Extension at The Dalles. Thompson is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her Ph.D. in Horticulture from Vir... more

Talley Farms hires Derek Sass as sales manager

Also, the family farm is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

WSU welcomes new food safety specialist

Faith Critzer has joined the faculty of Washington State as the new Produce Safety Extension Specialist based in Prosser at the Irrigated Agriculture Extension and Research Center. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="359"] Faith Critzer[/capt... more

APHIS amends treatment regs for new cold treatment facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its treatment regulations to standardize the process for approving new cold treatment facilities in southern and western U.S. States. “We are a... more

Crop insurance needs tied to sales closing dates

Last year’'s hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts, devastated parts of the South, Midwest, Northern Plains, and California, and were a stark reminder that agriculture is an inherently risky business. Federal crop insurance indemnities for these disas... more

Merger creates largest peach, pecan entity in US

The recent merger of Fort Valley, Georgia-based Lane Southern Orchards with Taylor Orchards combines acreage, facilities and innovation, making this powerhouse team the largest peach and pecan operation in the United States. The consolidated operatio... more

Business enhancement program offered to farmers

The Cornell Small Farms Program is preparing the next generation of farmers and ranchers to scale up their operations and reach key business milestones, thanks to a new grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The new program from t... more

Farm Bureau: Budget package good for ag, consumers

Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) is applauding House and Senate negotiators for reaching a budget compromise early this morning, noting the final package addresses many desperately needed reforms to dairy and crop insurance programs. According to MFB Na... more

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