The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to provide $9.7 million in emergency water assistance to 73,000 residents of 11 California counties severely affected by the drought.
Robert L. Carlson, former president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO), has been appointed United Nations (UN) Special Ambassador of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF). The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture announced the winners of its Agriculture in a Growing World Essay contest. Show More Summary
By Monica Braun on July 18, 2014 - 9:45am We’re pleased to announce a new program to make it easy for you to take high-quality, noncredit online courses no matter where you are located. Our REAP Women's Business Center is partnering with ed2go to offer hundreds of courses. Show More Summary
Concern about regulations for the commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was a big topic at last week’s 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show (PAAS) in Decatur, Illinois. I had a chance to chat with Brendan Schulman of Kramer Levin Law in New York, New York about his win against the FAA regarding a... Read More
Despite increased efforts by Environmental Protection Agency officials to explain and defend the proposed Waters of the United States rule, farm groups continue to have concerns. The American Farm Bureau Federation this week sent Congress...Show More Summary
Foodservice supplier Performance Food Group Inc. has added an executive vice president position to its administrative staff and hired Jim Hope to fill the job.
Retailers, and, in turn, consumers, haven’t seen much effect from the drought in California this year.
Denver-based American Food Distributors Inc. has posted a $260,000 surety bond with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a USDA news release.
Submitting a proposed clarification to Idaho's fugitive dust rule to the EPA for federal approval could offer farmers and ranchers more protection, ag leaders were told July 16. But it would also include a public comment period and could draw the attention of national environmental groups. Click here for the full story
Social responsibility? Local sourcing? “Clean” food?
Pack the bags — we’re headed to Hawaii!
Chinese apples would be allowed long-sought access to the U.S. under a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Domex Superfresh Growers reports outstanding quality on both its cherry and apple crops.
When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.
Produce managers must be very careful when dealing with distressed produce.
Fusion Marketing is continuing its commitment to building a strong analytical staff for its clients by promoting Jennifer Anazawa and Matt Schraut to senior category analyst and category analyst, respectively.
July 29-31, growers, crop consultants and other industry representatives will be able to find Ag Leader experts at the InfoAg Conference at Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. This show is a premier conference for attendees to hear about a wide range of topics on technology applications and data management and interpretation. Show More Summary
The Cherkizovo Group has officially opened its new grain storage facilities in Kamensky District, Penza Region, which will have an overall capacity of 100,000 tonnes, bringing the company's overall grain storage capacity to 700,000 tonnes.
A potential vaccine for Campylobacter has been identified in research funded by USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has closed its influenza laboratory after a cross-contamination occurred which allowed a strain of Avian influenza to be delivered to a poultry lab.