The Agriculture Department is making dozens of additional fruits, vegetables and herbs eligible for payments under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and expanding benefits for some other commodities.
Producers across the country are enrolling in the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, and they’re doing so with the help of employees that are either teleworking or back in the office for the first time in months.
In this article, Brent Bible, adviser to Environmental Defense Fund and member of the Soil Health Partnership, explains how the newly introduced Growing Climate Solutions Act would help simplify and standardize the certification process for generating carbon credits and help farmers realize more returns on their investments is in credit-worthy practices.
Countless deteriorating dams on rivers and old farm ponds out in the pastures are in escalating need of rebuilding before disaster strikes again. Some federal help is available for reservoir owners ready for the task.
A $16 billion program to offer direct payments to producers is not yet ready for signup, but the Department of Agriculture is urging producers to begin several steps of the application process ahead of time.
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service 2020 California Almond Subjective Forecast estimates California almond orchards will produce 3.0 billion pounds of nuts this year, up 17.6% from last year’s 2.55 billion-pound crop.
China snapped up another 136,000 metric tons of 2019-20 U.S. soybeans this week, according to a USDA announcement Tuesday, showing the country is not letting up on purchases that go toward meeting its promises under the “phase one” trade agreement.