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  • EPA Strengthens Soil Fumigant Safety Measures

    May 28, 2009

    EPA is strengthening safety measures for soil fumigant pesticides. The safety measures will reduce fumigant exposures to bystanders – people who live, work, attend school or spend time near agricultural fields that are fumigated – and increase overall safety of fumigant use by requiring greater… Full Story »
  • Marketing Association Joins Empire Expo

    May 28, 2009

    Starting next year, the New York State Farmers’ Direct Marketing Association will be joining the Empire State Fruit and Vegetable Expo. Sessions on marketing and promotion will be added to the current schedule of crop and commodity education sessions that already occur at the Expo. “This… Full Story »
  • USDA Amends Regulations for TASC Program

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service has announced final rule changes that will amend regulations for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program. The rule changes will take effect on June 11, 2009. USDA Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Voliam Flexi Registered in California

    May 22, 2009

    Voliam Flexi insecticide, from Syngenta Crop Protection, has been registered in California by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR), according to the manufacturer. Voliam Flexi is approved for use on potatoes, pome fruit, stone fruit and grapes. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest… Full Story »
  • Young Japanese Farmers Blog Their Way to Success

    May 22, 2009

    Hard work, low pay and a gloomy future. That's the image many young people have had about farming. The Japan Times Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Voliam Xpress Registered

    May 22, 2009

    The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has registered Voliam Xpress insecticide, according to Syngenta Crop Protection, the manufacturer. Voliam Xpress is approved for use on head and leaf lettuce, fruiting vegetables, head and stem brassicas and cucurbit vegetables. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses… Full Story »
  • Floods Damage Florida’s Potato Crop

    May 22, 2009

    Potato farmers in northeast Florida have suffered an estimated $45 million in crop loss from flooding caused by four days of nonstop rain, officials said Thursday. Florida is in the middle of its potato harvest season and many fields in Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties… Full Story »
  • Fields of Fear for Colorado Illegal Farm Laborers

    May 18, 2009

    For a group of farm laborers working in the U.S. illegally, it wasn't jail or deportation that scared them - it was their "contractor."denverpost.com Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • Farmers Gamble on Growing Season

    May 15, 2009

    Planting is always an act of faith. Erie Times-News Click here to read the rest of the story.
  • AgJOBS Introduced Again

    May 15, 2009

    Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., and Howard Berman, D-Calif., will introduce, in the Senate and House, the Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits and Security (AgJOBS) Act. AgJOBS is a bipartisan, compromise bill that is the result of years of negotiations among… Full Story »

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