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Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of P... more »

Scientists map areas prime for spotted lanternfly invasion 

A map identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly in the United States and other countries has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology by USDA Agricultural... more »

Japan-U.S. agriculture agreement ‘could help US catch up to global competitors’

Farmers, ranchers and many others involved in U.S. agriculture are welcoming an announcement of a mini-trade deal between the United States and Japan, a long-time, steady customer of U.S. ag products.... more »

University of California Extension adds staff members

Eight academics joined the ranks of UC Cooperative Extension advisors, specialists and an academic coordinator over the last few months. The new academics are: Kamyar Aram UCCE specialty crops advisor... more »

Gavel passes to new USApple board chair

The U.S. Apple Association has named a new chair to lead its board of directors.  Jeff Colombini, a third-generation California grower and tree fruit business owner, will serve the 2019-20 term. Colo... more »

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, evalua... more »

APHIS provides an update on spotted lanternfly activities

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides this update of spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula, SLF) locations in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Thi... more »

Support package for farmers includes some specialty crops

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work ... more »

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