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American Farm Bureau sets policy agenda at convention

The American Farm Bureau Federation in late January wrapped up its 105th Annual Convention in Salt Lake City by approving policy changes to guide the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the year. California Farm... more »

Farmers advocate for urban ag, climate programs

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and farmers from six states met with Congressional leaders and USDA officials to advocate for climate solutions and other issues in the 2023 Farm Bill. The delegation’s June 14... more »

USDA funds invest in renewable energy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today is accepting applications for $1 billion in grants to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses invest in renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements. USDA is making $1... more »

UC ANR receives $1 million for climate-smart program

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) has been awarded a $1 million UC Climate Action Innovation & Entrepreneurship grant for its VINE Climate-Smart Agrifood Innovation Program. The VINE, a UC ANR program advancing... more »

USApple creates environmental affairs position

The U.S. Apple Association has promoted one of its staffers to lead sustainability and environmental matters. Mitchell Liwanag, who was USApple’s manager of association management, has been promoted to manager of environmental affairs. [caption id="attachment_37089"... more »

Botanical Solution honored at crop science awards

Crop protection provider Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI) has been recognized by winning the Crop Science Award for “Best New Biological Product (Biopesticide).” BSI, which develops sustainable and cost-effective botanical materials for agricultural and pharmaceutical applications,... more »

$50M pledge to benefit UC Davis sustainability research

The University of California, Davis, has received a $50 million pledge to support the school’s commitment to address pressing challenges in agriculture and environmental sustainability. The pledge – from philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick, co-owners... more »

TSC receives climate projects funding

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced grant funding for two USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities projects. The $135 million total funding is designed to reach underserved farmer populations and support climate-smart agriculture. TSC will receive a... more »

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