Policy & Regulations
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the 2022 Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 13, 2024.
NASS concluded the data col... more »
U.S. Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Chair Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) introduced legislation, the Specialty Crops Reporting on Opportunities and Promotion Act (Specialty CRO... more »
Through the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working to provide additional support to and increase the competitiveness of the specialty crops sector.
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The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing changing U.S. in-shell and shelled pecan standards. The changes are designed to reflect current industry descriptions and practices, accord... more »
USDA will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the... more »
Despite the chaos of the U.S. House of Representatives, a bipartisan effort is underway to ensure organic standards continuously evolve and improve.
H.R. 5973, the Continuous Improvement and Accoun... more »
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 p... more »
The Walnut Bargaining Association (WBA) revised its minimum price recommendation as it is optimistic about 2023 crop quality and grower pricing. Based on a revised volume estimate and superior quality... more »