Soil health in agriculture boosted by Valent, K-State agreement

Valent BioSciences LLC and Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, announced on Sept. 23 a formal long-term agreement to advance critical research in the areas of soil health and carbon smart farm... more »

California nixes yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for unionizing

California Farm Bureau President Jamie Johansson onĀ  Sept. 22 applauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for vetoing Assembly Bill 616. The legislation would have allowed yearlong mail-in card-check campaigns for u... more »

Oklahoma pecan grower pursues growing and grafting dream

Family-owned Hoffman Pecan Farm has helped provide grafting wood to other growers, establish a pecan research station, graft over 400 varieties and more, all while running its own commercial operation, and, most recently, carrying the business through the pandemic. more »

Carol Chandler to be feted by Western Growers at 2021 Annual Meeting

A partner in a fourth-generation farming operation, Chandler will receive Western Growers' highest recognition of achievement for her extensive contributions to agriculture. more »

Proposals sought for technologies that ‘help level the playing field’

Agricultural innovations are often out of reach for smaller family farms. Community Alliance with Family Farmers is accepting applications for its Small Farm Innovation Challenge. Any size idea in any stage of development is welcome. more »

Reconciliation plan needs more water, conservation resources, group says

More organizations joined the Western Water Infrastructure Coalition in September in a letter to Congress stressing the inclusion of resources for additional water, forestry and ecosystem restoration programs. more »

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