Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised budget calls for millions of dollars to support new farmers and ranchers. Specifically, it proposes $10 million for beginning farmer and rancher training and farm management apprenticeship programs, which is a new budget proposal but still less than some farm advocates were hoping.
Amid calls for agriculture to engage fully in the Biden administration’s climate change mitigation plans, the director of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has outlined the agency’s priorities for funding and supporting public research.
A sweeping budget agreement that will provide new assistance to cotton and dairy producers and expand disaster aid to many other farmers and ranchers received final congressional approval in the House Friday morning.