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Vilsack announces Bioproduct Pilot program funded by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The new program aims to support the development of bio-based products with lower carbon footprints and increase use of renewable agricultural materials. more »
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Emergency Relief Program checklist items for eligible farmers

An administrator with the Farm Services Agency points farmers in the right direction for filling out ERP applications. more »
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USDA announces emergency relief program

The Emergency Relief Program provides disaster relief to farmers as part of $10 billion to help the U.S. farming community. more »

USDA extends deadline for public to comment on competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other inputs and retail markets

Extended 30 days, the new deadline is June 15, and the information is intended to provide USDA with data on competition and market access for farmers. more »
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USDA hosts virtual event on mental health support for farmers

USDA is hosting a free, virtual convening over three days to highlight best practices and strategies to address stress and mental health issues on the farm. more »

Almond acreage increases in 2022, but pace of growth slows

An estimate of bearing orchards puts acreage at 1.338 million acres, an increase of 29,000 acres. Just shy of 60,000 acres will be removed before harvest. more »

USDA seeks proposals for innovative conservation approaches on ag lands

NRCS is offering incentive payments to producers who conduct on-farm trials with new conservation activities. more »
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First funding pool deadline approaching for Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity provides up to $1 billion for pilot projects that create market opportunities for commodities produced using climate-smart practices. more »

NRCS offers webinar presenting findings about conservation on cropland

The webinar will include adoption trends for conservation tillage, cover crops, structural practices, irrigation practices, and advanced technologies, such as enhanced-efficiency fertilizers and variable rate fertilization. more »

ARS-developed Varroa-resistant honeybees better winter survivors

A USDA-ARS honeybee – "Pol-line" – was tested against a standard commercial honeybee for the first time, and had a better winter survival rate when both treated and untreated for Varroa. more »

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