Production

Drought compounded by natural disasters for Oregon growers

Oregon made national headlines this spring when the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the Klamath Project, an irrigation system spanning southern O... more »

APHIS to ramp up testing for potato brown rot pathogen

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will begin testing randomly selected imported Pelargonium (geranium) plant material for the bacter... more »

Sheep grazing appears to have positive impact on soil health

The concept of regenerative agriculture is popular these days. The Rodale Institute states that regenerative agriculture “prioritizes soil health wh... more »

How plant roots adapt to rocky soil focus of research

Hidden under our feet lies an entire unseen world. The soil teems with life. Microbes, small animals and fungi all call the darkness home. And so... more »

APHIS removes 45,000 acres from golden cyst nematode regulation area

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is removing 45,562.067 acres from the golden nematode (GN) regulated are... more »

USDA seeks applications for funds to build housing for farm workers

The USDA is seeking applications for funding to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm workers. Luis R. García, acting state director ... more »

APHIS releases 271 acres from Idaho pale cyst nematode regulation

On July 13, 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released two pale cyst nematode (PCN) associated fields, which have a combine... more »

Organic growers can apply for assistance to cover certification costs

Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining... more »

Emergency rules for heat, smoke set for Washington farmworkers

On a Tuesday in June, Luis Cisneros stood on a metal ladder harvesting cherries in Washington’s fertile Columbia Basin when temperatures reached alm... more »

Trials of new ‘hybrid’ fungicide show effectiveness against early blight

The global search for plant-protection solutions that are both environmentally safe and effectiveness is driven by the need to supply food to the ever... more »


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