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  • USPB receives $3.6 million for export promotion

    Apr 23, 2014

    The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) award $3.6 million to the U.S. Potato Board for overseas marketing and promotional activities through the 2014 Farm Bill. The funding is provided through the FAS Market Access Program.
  • WSPC election results

    Apr 23, 2014

    The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced that Jared Balcom, Nelson Cox and Stacy Kniveton have been re-elected to the Washington State Potato Commission. Their new term runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017.
  • Block grants set for specialty crops

    Apr 18, 2014

    USDA has announced the availability of approximately $66 million in Specialty Crop Block Grants to state departments of agriculture for projects that help support specialty crop growers, including locally grown fruits and vegetables, through research, programs to increase demand, and more. According to a news… Full Story »
  • United webinar helps employers prepare for Affordable Care Act

    Apr 16, 2014

    United Fresh is offering a webinar to help produce industry employers prepare for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The webinar, “Managing Your Responsibilities Under the Affordable Care Act,” will be held April 30 at 2 p.m. The webinar is offered… Full Story »
  • United Fresh announces nominations for board

    Apr 11, 2014

    A slate of new officers and directors of the United Fresh Produce Association is scheduled to begin serving effective at the organization’s board of directors meeting April 22. The new chairman will be Ron Carkoski, president and CEO of Four Seasons Family of Companies. The… Full Story »
  • EPA releases long-range plan

    Apr 10, 2014

                The EPA released its fiscal year 2014–2018 strategic plan. The plan is a blueprint for the EPA’s direction in the next four years.             The five strategic goals in the EPA’s plan include: Addressing climate change and improving air quality Protection of America’s waters… Full Story »
  • Ag World charity golf tournament

    Apr 10, 2014

    Ag World Support Systems is sponsoring a charity golf tournament on June 16, to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Spokane, Wash.             For more information on participating as a sponsor contact Mark Iverson at 509-765-0698 or visit their website here.
  • Full 2012 Census of Agriculture to be released May 2

    Apr 9, 2014

    USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced it will publish the 2012 Census of Agriculture full report on May 2, at noon ET. The complete data series will be available in multiple formats, including Quick Stats 2.0 – an online database to retrieve customized tables with… Full Story »
  • GOP lawmakers push EPA to ax proposed water rule

    Apr 7, 2014

    More than a dozen Republican lawmakers are pushing the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider asserting regulatory authority over streams and wetlands amid intense backlash from farm groups over the agency's proposed water rule. Fox News To read more, click here.
  • FFA ambassador applications available

    Apr 3, 2014

    Applications for the 2014-2015 Collegiate Future Farmers of America (FFA) Agriculture Ambassador team are now available.             Agriculture Ambassadors speak at local schools, colleges, and civic groups on the importance of sustainable agriculture in their communities. In return an ambassador receives a $1,000 scholarship, a… Full Story »

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