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USDA issues third Tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Feb. 3 the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjus

California pear meetings focus on current research

Agendas have been released for two upcoming meetings sponsored by UC Cooperative Extension, California Pear Advisory Board (CPAB), and Pear Pest Management Research Fund (PPMRF): 2020 SACRAMENTO RIVE

Sun World Grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Sun World International, LLC recently added South American grape companies to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will allow Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, Sun Fru

Dave Wilson Nursery acquires Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California

Effective Nov. 25 Hickman, California-based Dave Wilson Nursery has purchased the assets of Fredriks Nursery in Ripon, California.  According to a news release, the acquisition will increase environ

Sun World grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Palm Desert, California-based Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldw

How to attract bug-eating birds to farms

Hedgerows bordering farmland – plantings with native trees, shrubs, bunch grasses and wildflowers – support bug-eating birds, which helps with on-farm pest control, according to research by rece

USDA issues second tranche of Market Facilitation Program payments

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Nov. 15 announced the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustifie

UGA scientists receive grants to study ambrosia beetles

Research entomologists in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are using three grants to study ambrosia beetles in an effort to prevent future attacks and pre

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Olive

Agreement to end sale of chlorpyrifos in California by February 2020

The California Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 9 that virtually all use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos in California will end next year following an agreement between the Department of P

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