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USDA plans for $250 million investment to support American-made fertilizer

A new grant is aimed at supporting American fertilizer production and addressing supply chain competition concerns. more »
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Pandemic Cover Crop Program ends March 15

The pandemic made it challenging for growers to maintain cover crop systems, and this program can help ensure that cover-cropped fields continue to be utilized. more »

USDA news on food loss and waste

From food giants making reduction commitments to consumers preferences for food waste solutions, the move to reduce food loss and waste, and increase sustainability, continues. more »

USDA approves $1.2M for navel orangeworm sterile insect technique

Above and beyond initial funding to rear and disperse the moths, the new funding will focus on specific research on impacts to the pistachio and almond industries. more »

USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum Feb. 24-25

The forum will feature a keynote from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack, distinguished panelists, 30 breakout sessions and over 100 allied professionals sharing their perspectives on an array of topics. more »
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Funds include $1.2M for navel orangeworm sterile insect release

USDA is allocating more than $70 million to support projects to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation. more »

Partnership announced to ease port congestion and disrupted shipping services for U.S.-grown commodities

Increased capacity at Port of Oakland continues the Biden-Harris Administration’s Supply Chain Task Force efforts with states and local governments. more »

Project aimed at improving fertilization and irrigation practices

With funding provided by USDA-NRCS, the project will deploy Extension personnel to perform demonstrations, provide on-farm consultations, and conduct outreach activities to promote locally appropriate best practices. more »
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USDA announces Agriculture Outlook Forum and new resources

In addition to February's forum, USDA also announced a new food waste and climate change blog, loan programs for supply chains, as well as the EPA's call for food waste reduction research and tools for anaerobic digestion projects. more »

Pandemic support deadline extended for certified organic, transitioning operations

The deadline to apply for 2020 and 2021 eligible expenses is now Feb. 4, 2022. Growers can apply through their local FSA office and can also obtain one-on-one support with applications more »

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