Monday, January 18
Blue Diamond Growers’ rep on Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced Jan. 14 the appointment of 67 members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees.

Pecan yields good, demand strong in Mississippi

Despite the weather challenges of 2020, most Mississippi pecan producers expected a good yield.

Almond Board of California offers new Training Tuesdays for 2021

Due to the necessity and popularity of virtual learning, Almond Board of California is launching a learning series to help almond growers stay updated.

Douglas Amaral new pomology, water and soils advisor in Kings, Tulare counties

Nine academics have joined University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources during the last six months.

National coalition pushes for investment in aging water infrastructure

A national coalition of over 200 agricultural organizations and urban and rural water districts urged President-elect Joe Biden and congressional leadership Jan. 12 to address aging Western water infrastructure in any potential infrastructure or economic recovery package.

Invasive pest challenges targeted with $70M in USDA funding

The USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support 383 projects under the Plant Protection Act’s Section 7721 program to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, to safeguard the nursery production system and to respond to plant pest emergencies.


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