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Scholarships Awarded by California Table Grape Growers

Fresno, CA – Seven students from the table grape growing regions of California earned scholarships awarded by California table grape growers. Growers awarded two $25,000 field worker scholarships to students attending a four-year college or university. Two $14,500 field worker bridge scholarships were awarded to students attending two years of community college and transferring to a four-year college or university. …

California Tree Nut Sector Well Positioned for Growth in Algerian Market

USDA Foreign Ag Service — The exporter guide provides an economic and market overview, as well as demographic trends and practical tips for U.S. exporters on Algeria. The report provides an overview of the three market sectors – food retail, food service, and food processing in Algeria. Overall, of the total U.S. agricultural exports to Algeria, consumer-oriented products represent 15 percent of the …

Almond Board of California 2024 Election Results

The Almond Board of California have announced the Board of Directors election results and the names of the following nominees have been submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture for selection to terms of office beginning Aug. 1, 2024: Grower Position #1, Member:                                 Grower Position #1, Alternate:        1-year term Paul Ewing, Los Banos                                              Katie Staack, Hughson Grower Position #3, Member:                                 Grower Position #3, Alternate: …

First Annual Animal Drug User Fee Educational Conference

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the first of a series of five public meetings to provide educational sessions for stakeholders who are interested in the new animal drug approval process. The annual educational conferences the FDA will host over the next four years are described in the “Animal Drug User Fee Act Reauthorization Performance Goals and Procedures …

$50 M to Support Farmworkers and Ag Employers, California Receives $4.4 M

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $50 million to 141 awardees in 40 states and Puerto Rico, through the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program (FLSP Program), reaching 177 unique agricultural operations and over 11,000 workers. The awards will help improve the resiliency of the U.S. food supply chain by addressing …

The Right-Size Nest can Maximize Pollination Capabilities of Solitary Bees

Solitary bees have a shorter lifespan compared to honeybees, usually lasting the spring or summer season. These bees have limited time to perform a lot of pollination work and they can use all the help they can get! The USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), Insect Genetics and Biochemistry Research, participated in a study led by the North Dakota State University, that …

Farm Service Agency Seeking Nominations for Farmers and Ranchers to Serve on Local County Committees

Nominations are now being accepted for farmers and ranchers to serve on local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. These committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. All nomination forms for the 2024 election must be postmarked or received in the local FSA office by Aug. 1, 2024. “Serving on …

International Prevention Agriculture Institute Launched in Celebration of JH Biotech, Inc. Anniversary

To mark its anniversary, JH Biotech, Inc. has announced the launch of the International Prevention Agriculture Institute (IPAI). This nonprofit organization aims to raise global awareness of land degradation, advocate for sustainable agricultural development, and ensure long-term food security by fostering a healthier ecosystem. According to the United Nations, we lose 24 billion tons of fertile soil annually due to …

Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest Now Open for Entries!

The National Watermelon Promotion Board (NWPB) is excited to announce the call for entries for their 16th annual Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest. Retail chains, independent retailers, and commissaries are invited to compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000, with $2,500 awarded to the second place, $1,000 for third place, and $500 each …

Nominees Sought for California Desert Grape Administrative Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees for the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee, as the entire Committee must undergo nomination and election every four years. Committee positions open for nomination include four producer member seats, four handler member seats, one producer or handler member seat, one public member seat and 10 alternate member seats corresponding to each …

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