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  • Public comment period open for proposed rule to CWA

    Apr 29, 2014

    The public comment period for a proposed rule by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA) is now open. The proposed rule clarifies protection for streams and waters. Proposed definitions of waters will apply to… Full Story »
  • Syngenta Drive to Thrive contest call for entries

    Apr 28, 2014

    The application period for the new Syngenta Drive to Thrive contest is now open. The contest asks growers and other agricultural industry professionals to describe what makes their farms or agribusinesses thrive. In exchange, the 10 best entries will each receive a touchscreen tablet and… Full Story »
  • 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 »

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