Ocean Shipping Reform Act, California drought, field days and more
June 20, 2022
 
 
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.


 
 
 
 
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.


 
 
 
 
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  On soils low in organic matter, adding humus is essential for resilient orchards and lasting productivity

New highly-durable granular humic substances give tree nut growers a new opportunity to immediately make lasting improvements to their soil. And as all growers know, better soil means increased resilience to biotic and abiotic stress, greater efficiency from fertilizers and irrigation, and better yields. Top-quality humus amendments are therefore an essential tool to ensure bountiful harvests year after year -- especially on sandy or low fertility soils.
   
 
 
 
Drought picture grows more bleak for California agriculture

The farmers are facing water supply challenges that are worse this season than in previous dry years.


 
 
 
 
Sen. Ossoff meets with India’s ambassador to the U.S., raises objection to high pecan tariffs

Responding to the needs of Georgia farmers, Ossoff also raised objections to India’s high tariffs on pecans, which are hurting Georgia farmers who export pecans to international markets.


 
 
 
 
Commentary: Water, rest and shade are critical amid summer heat

California farm employers have shown clear understanding of the hazards heat can pose to outdoor employees, particularly agricultural employees, and how to protect them from those hazards.


 
 
 
 
Soil and irrigation field days in California

Get hands-on education in soil moisture, sampling, water use, filter selection and other useful topics.


 
 
 
 
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  Keep Your Workers in the Field and Navel Orangeworm Out

After a trial last season, a California almond grower is going all in with KeyPlex AWP to control navel orangeworm. Benefits he likes include: Zero REI, zero PHI, 21-day spray interval and better safety for workers as well as beneficial insects.
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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