The proposed changes in definitions, assessment collections and inspection protocols are all up for comment.
October 31, 2022
 
 
USDA issues recommended decision on proposed amendments to California Walnut Marketing Order

Proposed amendments include eliminating mandatory inspection and certification of inshell and shelled, a new mechanism for collecting handler assessments, and others.


 
 
 
 
Oregon hazelnut growers are feeling the crunch

The price of Oregon’s signature nut is half what it was a year ago, but the executive director of the Hazelnut Growers Bargaining Association says low prices could drive up demand.


 
 
 
 
US to offer debt relief for farmers facing hardships

In the past several years, farmers and ranchers reported facing financial difficulties, including pandemic-related impacts, supply-chain backlogs, high costs and extreme weather events, such as drought and wildfires.


 
 
 
 
$50M pledge to benefit UC Davis sustainability research

Once built, the new 40,000-square-foot, LEED-certified, state-of-the-art hub will house classrooms, research and lab spaces, and student career and advising support. Construction is slated for completion by 2026.


 
 
 
Final pecan crop deliveries down for the year

The year-end numbers showed pecan deliveries from growers into the supply chain reached approximately 307 million pounds, down slightly from last year’s deliveries of 332 million pounds. 


 
 
 
 
Self-driving cars and healthy tomatoes

Making use of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology will also benefit agriculture and the crops we grow.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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