Policy & Regulations

15 days added for comment on proposed marketing order changes for almonds

Proposed changes include removal of ambiguous and obsolete language and of irrelevant dates, and clarification of requirements, provisions and terms in the regulations to better reflect industry practices.   more »

Ocean Shipping Reform Act signing a big win for American workers, farms and supply chain

After two years of effort by agriculture exporters, retailers and others, Congress approved S.3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022, sending it to the President for his signature. more »

Sen. Warnock highlights urgent need to address trade barriers, concerns impacting Georgia farmers

Barriers to international market access have exacerbated economic pressures for American farmers brought on by the pandemic and extreme weather events, undermining certainty for farmers and putting their profitability at risk. more »

Farm groups ‘troubled’ by court’s bumblebee ruling

The California Endangered Species Act does not include insects, but several bumblebee species were voted as candidates for listing in 2019. The bees' classification as fish may protect them, and their protection is problematic for farmers. more »

Conservation goals leave many farmlands out

Farmland-conservation advocates argue that California's ambitious conservation-based climate plan largely excludes the lands of farmers from being counted. more »

Proposed rule for revised U.S. pecan standards open for public comment

USDA welcomes comments on the proposed rule for revised pecan standards for the U.S. pecan industry during the 60-day commenting period. more »

USDA announces emergency relief program

The Emergency Relief Program provides disaster relief to farmers as part of $10 billion to help the U.S. farming community. more »

California senators join effort for export crisis summit

Senators Feinstein and Padilla joined a collaborative of major agriculture associations in a call to action to address the trade crisis. more »

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