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Group advocates for specialty crops in Farm Bill

Amid ongoing farm bill discussions on Capitol Hill, the co-chairs of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate for America’s $64.7 billion specialty crop industry.   The group recently... more »

2023: The year in review

To specialty crop growers, and farmers in general, 2023’s big news in the industry wasn’t totally unforeseen: lack of labor is still an issue, severe weather damaged crops and technology continues to advance automation in... more »

IFPA campaign supports WIC funds in SNAP

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) launched its largest-ever ad campaign in support of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The launch coincided with the WIC National Day of Action,... more »

IFPA cites 10 key 2023 impacts

The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is focusing on consumer health, the planet and Farm Bill policies among the 10 key issues outlined in its Annual Impact Report. “We do so much more together as... more »

Biden signs bill extending Farm Bill, USDA funding

President Joe Biden has signed a continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown, extending the Farm Bill for a year and funding agriculture programs through the new year. The U.S. House on Nov. 14 passed... more »

Budget provision includes one-year Farm Bill extension

Editor's note: President Joe Biden has signed the bill; see the updated story. A continuing budget resolution approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate includes a measure to extend the Farm Bill for... more »

USDA seeks urban agriculture ideas

The Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Advisory Committee (UAIPAC) is one of several ways that USDA extends support and builds frameworks to support urban agriculture, including issues of equity, climate resilience and nutrition access. The... more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance endorses legislation

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance, a national coalition of more than 200 specialty crop organizations representing growers of fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, nursery plants and other products, has endorsed nutrition and organic... more »

Florida Farm Bill sessions postponed

Two Farm Bill listening sessions in Florida have been postponed, with U.S. House members in Washington, D.C., to decide on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's  replacement. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the... more »

Florida seeks Farm Bill comments at listening sessions

These sessions have been postponed. For more information, see "Florida Farm Bill sessions postponed." Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson is leading two listening sessions to allow Florida growers and ranchers to give recommendations for... more »

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