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USDA Answers Usca Petition; Proposes To Close “Product of The U.S.A.” Loophole

Press release provided by the US Cattlemen’s Association On March 6th the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a proposed rulemaking to...
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Organic Dairy Woes Show System ‘Vulnerabilities’

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor Ag Alert  Reprinted with permission from California Farm Bureau Federation  With their pastures starting to grow and new...
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Application Process Opens for $4.1 Million Innovation Grants to California Dairy Producers, Processors

Submissions for Second Round of Dairy Business Innovation Initiative Funding Due February 28, 2023 Press release provided by California Dairy Innovation Center California...
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USDA Forecasts US Corn Down and Soybean Production up From 2021

Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  The Crop Production report issued August 12th by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)...
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USDA Announces Its Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement with California

Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  In July, during a visit to the Yolo County Food Bank in Woodland, Calif.,...
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USDA Publishes Organic Livestock and Poultry Standards Proposed Rule

Press Release Provided by U.S. Department of Agriculture  On August 5th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) previewed the Organic Livestock and...
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NGFA Supports Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Introduced in the House

Source: National Grain and Feed Association On August 2nd, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) commended House Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads,...
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Improved Wheat Market Has Farmers Eyeing Fall Planting

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation After years of languishing prices, the mercurial rise...
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Senate Ag Committee Passes Cattle Legislation in Nearly Unanimous Vote

Press Release Provided by US Cattleman’s Association On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry considered S. 3870, the...
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‘Steady’ Melon Crop Is Ready for Summer

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau  As this week’s Independence Day holiday approached, watermelon farmers...
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop for 2022

Objective Forecast predicts harvest 2022 will be down 11 percent from last year. Press Release Provided by the Almond Board of California The...
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Statement on End of First of Two Beef Checkoff Cases

Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA On June 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court denied R-CALF USA’s petition requesting an appeal of the...
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Okihi Preserve Awarded $27,000 Revitalization Grant From USDA-NRCS 

By Melissa A. Nagel, Contributor, Valley Ag Voice The local White Wolf Wellness Foundation (WWWF) received a $27,000 grant from the United...
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Water Shortage Limits More Cotton Acres as Price Surges

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Considering the red-hot price of cotton these days,...
David Richter looks at developing tomato plants

Lack of Water Means Smaller Tomato Crop

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation David Richter has a good tomato crop going...
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USDA Food Plan Is Pledging a ‘Better Deal’ for Farmers

Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation U.S. Department of Agriculture...
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NASS Forecasts Smaller Almond Crop

Harvest 2022 expected to be down 4 percent from last year Press Release Provided by Almond Board of California The 2022 California Almond...
sunflowers

Ukraine Invasion Blurs Outlook for Sunflower Seeds

By Ching Lee, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation As California farmers prepare to plant this year’s...
Aaron Barcellos walks in solar farm

Farmers Key to Renewable Energy Future

By Christine Souza, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Christine Souza Assistant Editor, Ag Alert California is progressing toward...
organic farming

Regenerative Farming Brings Animals Into Orchards

By Lisa McEwen, Reporter Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Benina Montes returned to the family farming operation after graduating from...
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Hard Freeze Devastates Valley Tree Crops

By Kevin Hecteman, Assistant Editor, Ag Alert Reprinted with Permission from California Farm Bureau Federation Tim Taylor walked one of his almond orchards...
fresh beef

OPINION: Beef Packers and Allies Urge Congress to Do Nothing in Face of Broken...

 Op-ed By Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF USA Press Release Provided by R-CALF USA Large beef packers and their allies are fighting to hold...
cow manure

CDFA Accepting Grant Applications for Dairy Methane Reduction Programs

Press Release Provided by California Department of Agriculture The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting grant applications for...
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USDA Commits $215 Million to Enhance the American Food Supply Chain

Press Release Provided by the USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is making available up to...
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Western Growers Awarded $750,000 CDFA Grant to Develop Next-Gen Ag Workers Curriculum

Press Release Provided by Western Growers Western Growers received a $750,000 grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s 2021 Specialty...
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Ranch Group Applauds Senate Reintroduction of OFF Act

Press Release Provided by R-Calf USA During the first week of October a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, Mike Lee (R-Utah), Cory...