Policy & Regulations

California Supreme Court rejects review of bumblebee status

Agricultural groups argued that bumblebee protections could affect growing crops, herbicide and pesticide applications, and use of commercial honeybees to pollinate crops. more »

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance issues statement of principles

SCFBA was established to advocate for broad-based Farm Bill policy initiatives to address the unique needs of specialty crops and address their overall competitiveness. more »

USDA announces new opportunities to improve nutrient management

Historic funding from Inflation Reduction Act is an unprecedented investment in American agriculture. more »

USDA renews charter for National Organic Standards Board

Reviewed and renewed every two years, this renewal has re-designated four seats for needed members with specific expertise. more »

Agriculturalists offer input on the 2023 Farm Bill

Farmers and others discussed how the next Farm Bill could help farmers navigate extreme drought, limited labor supply, supply chain issues and other challenges. more »

Preview 2023 Farm Bill in upcoming Training Tuesday

Learn how farm bills are put together, what the 2023 Farm Bill may have in store, as well as some potential outcomes. more »

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 »

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