Policy & Regulations

Growers can apply to join 5 million acres in conservation easements

Growers can contact their local USDA service center to enroll for a farmland easement on eligible land, protecting the land from urban encroachment. more »
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Renewed market opportunities for US almonds in Algeria reported

Algeria doesn't produce a lot of tree nuts, but does consume a large amount. The ban adjustment for imports could mean business for US exporters. more »

American Rescue Plan Act passage by the US Congress saluted

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a statement March 10 following  passage of the American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congress. The bill now goes to President Biden for his signature. For a... more »

$22.7B allocated for ag interests in the COVID-19 relief plan

The latest stimulus package looks to protect the food supply chain, help disadvantaged farmers, address food insecurity and more. more »

Reforms to H-2A program, merit-based visas part of bill reintroduction program

After eight months of negotiations in 2019, it became the first agriculture labor reform legislation to pass the House of Representatives since 1986. more »

American Pistachio Growers add new government relations director

Cadee Condit is bringing her legislative and regulatory experience to help protect the future of agriculture. more »

US Secretary of Agriculture confirmation secured for Vilsack

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ranking Member, announced Feb. 23 that the U.S. Senat... more »

Coalition focused on shared climate policy priorities

Produce Marketing Association has joined the steering committee for the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance, a coalition focused on defining and promoting shared climate policy priorities. Accord... more »

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