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Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)

The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems. Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: …

Westlands Water District Contribution Prevents Mendota Boys & Girls Club From Closing

FRESNO, Calif., – On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Westlands Water District Board of Directors voted unanimously to contribute $36,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Mendota. In a letter to Westlands’ Board, Kathryn Weakland of the Boys & Girls Club explained that without immediate funding the Club was at risk of closing, “The shortfall is due to: increased operating …

USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with the estimated impacts of unjustified retaliatory tariffs on U.S. agricultural goods and other …

John Deere Announces New Registered Apprenticeship Program

John Deere has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor for its new Registered Apprenticeship Program and is making it available to its Agriculture & Turf and Construction & Forestry dealers. The program will help address a widespread shortage of service technicians, especially in rural areas across the country, by providing dealers with a formalized, on-the-job and technical training …

UC Riverside Scientists Decode DNA of Black-eyed Peas

UC Riverside Scientists Decode DNA of Black-eyed Peas

UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth’s expanding population, especially as the climate changes. Understanding the genes responsible for the peas’ drought and heat tolerance eventually could help make other crops tougher too. Black-eyed peas are small beans with dark midsections. They’ve been a global dietary staple for centuries due to their …

Deadline to Apply for National Jersey Youth Scholarships

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Monday, July 1 is the deadline to apply for scholarship and educational awards administered by the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA), Reynoldsburg, Ohio. For the first time, the AJCA will award over $30,000 in the 2019-20 school year. The funds will provide financial support for young Jersey owners pursuing a college or university degree or, in some cases, gaining hands-on …

Nutrien Ag Solutions Strengthens Partnership with National FFA Organization

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INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, April 15, 2019/National FFA Organization) – Nutrien has just announced an increase in their sponsorship of the National FFA Organization. In the past, the company has worked with FFA to ensure the future of agricultural education by their generous support that provided student members with the opportunity to grow into the world’s future leaders. This year, Nutrien Ag …

Nine Wines Earn Gold from Legislators in Wine Competition

Foundation Gala Raised Funds for Scholarships: California legislators awarded gold to nine wines at the fourth annual California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation Gala on April 10. The friendly wine competition featured 31 red and white wines from 23 California wineries. Legislative leaders from the California Assembly and Senate attended the gala and participated in the wine judging. The …

Grants Awarded to Educators in California

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Fresno, CA – Thousands of students have the opportunity to participate in innovative educational projects, thanks to a long-standing program funded by the California Table Grape Commission (commission) on behalf of California table grape growers. The “Innovation in Teaching” grant program was created in 1993 to support innovative teaching projects in the California table grape growing regions of the San …

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