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USDA declares April as ‘Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month’

Washington, D. C., (April 5, 2017) – The USDA has proclaimed April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.  Each year during April, USDA amplifies its public outreach about the risks that invasive plant pests, diseases and harmful weeds pose to America’s crops and forests—and how the public can prevent their spread.  These non-native, destructive species can seriously harm …

USDA Announces $12.1 Million to Support Crop Protection and Pest Management

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 8, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $12.1 in available funding through the Crop Protection and Pest Management (CPPM) Competitive Grants Program. “Pests, including insects and other arthropods, microbial pathogens, weeds, and vertebrates pose threats to U.S. food security,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “NIFA-funded discoveries …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (March 7, 2017) – A lot of variation in the weather across the State as a departing Pacific system exerted its influence onto the State. Monday, heavy rainfall across the southern quarter of the State, with areas along the immediate coast receiving up to two inches of rain. Heavier rainfall fell in the coastal mountains immediately inland of …

2016 USDA Preliminary Grape Crush Report

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT OVERVIEW Information contained in this Report was supplied by processors to fulfill the reporting requirements of Section 55601.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code. The Preliminary Grape Crush Report includes all grape tonnage crushed during the 2016 season. It also includes purchased tonnage and pricing information for grapes with final prices prior to January 10, 2017. The …

USDA Holds Informational Session In Clovis

Clovis, Calif., (February 27, 2017) – USDA officials came to Clovis to give a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) 101 lesson to an eager crowd. The attendees, which included approximately 65 producers, processors, media and attorneys, learned about the ins and outs of FMMOs through an hour- long presentation. In particular, details of the California FMMO proposal were outlined and …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report for Week Ending February 19, 2017

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 22, 2017) – Another warm and wet week across the State as a strong Pacific system moved inland. The system brought rain to most of the State, with mountains receiving snow. Temperatures cooled through Friday, before rising slightly over the weekend. Dry weather ruled the State on Monday and Tuesday with the exception of some light sprinkles …

USDA Announces Webinar Series about Project Applications for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Washington, D. C., (February 21, 2017) – In January 2017, USDA invited potential conservation partners to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will award up to $252 million to locally driven, public-private partnerships that improve the nation’s water quality, …

The facts about food product dating – from the USDA

Sacramento, Calif., (February 15, 2017) – This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork is committed to helping all Californians access healthy and nutritious California-grown food by connecting consumers, school districts, and others directly with California’s farmers and ranchers. The USDA estimates that …

USDA California Crop/Weather Report

USDA Crop/Weather Report

Sacramento, Calif., (February 14, 2017) – Another wet week across the State. Most days received widespread precipitation across a large portion of the State. Last week, the heaviest rains fell on the windward and southern slopes of the central/northern Sierras and northern mountains. Blue Canyon reported the largest precipitation of 14.16 inches. The northwestern mountains received four to six inches …

Recommended Decision to Establish a California Federal Milk Order Published

Modesto, Calif., (February 13, 2017) – On February 14, 2017 the USDA will published in the Federal Register a Recommended Decision proposing that a California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) be established. An unpublished copy of the Recommended Decision is now available here. AMS will hold a public meeting on February 22, 2017, in Clovis, to explain how the proposed California FMMO …

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