How grim is the outlook for California food and agriculture? “How Can California Agriculture Remain Competitive?” and the event offers a full day of presentations and panel discussions at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento on July 12, 2021.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AgPR) – The drought is back across much of the west, but in California, it’s starting to feel worse than droughts of the past. Some growers are already curtailing production or plowing under crops and ranchers are selling off their cattle herds. Combined with labor struggles and increasingly costly regulatory burdens, concerns are growing about… Continue reading How grim is the outlook for California food and agriculture? “How Can California Agriculture Remain Competitive?” and the event offers a full day of presentations and panel discussions at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento on July 12, 2021.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 25, 12:30 CEST–Upcoming Book Launch of the Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change by FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity-International and CIAT

Dear friends and colleagues, Please allow me to share with you information on the upcoming Book Launch of the Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change by FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity-International and CIAT. On Friday 25 June, at 12:30 pm, Central European Time, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Alliance of Bioversity International and… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 25, 12:30 CEST–Upcoming Book Launch of the Indigenous Peoples’ food systems: Insights on sustainability and resilience from the frontline of climate change by FAO and the Alliance of Bioversity-International and CIAT

Selling at a Farmers Market for Beginners (101)

Enroll at www.TXFED.org You will learn whether farmers markets are the right sales outlet for your business, how to research which farmers market to choose, and you will gain knowledge that will support you in making your decision on selling at any farmers markets.

Last chance to tell USDA to decentralize our food system–The USDA is seeking public comments on agricultural and food supply chains. Deadline is Midnite today, June 21st

The USDA is seeking public comments on agricultural and food supply chains. We sent out an alert a few weeks ago (and submitted our own comments to USDA today) and wanted to remind you because the comment period ends tonight at midnight!   USDA plans to use the public comments it receives to help prepare a report… Continue reading Last chance to tell USDA to decentralize our food system–The USDA is seeking public comments on agricultural and food supply chains. Deadline is Midnite today, June 21st

Another Waters of the U. S. (WOTUS) Revision on The Way From EPA

JUNE 11, 2021 AGRI-BUSINESS,  WATEhttps://agnetwest.com/another-wotus-revision-on-the-way-from-epa/ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army intend to update the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The WOTUS revision comes after declaring the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule as being insufficient in its purpose. Federal officials assert that the Trump-era rule was… Continue reading Another Waters of the U. S. (WOTUS) Revision on The Way From EPA

Debt Forgiveness for Disadvantaged Farmers on Hold After Judge’s Ruling

The debt forgiveness assistance program for socially disadvantaged farmers is on hold for now after a recent ruling by a federal judge.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had been moving forward with a program to help approximately 14,000 minority farmers and ranchers across the country. Close to $4 billion in funding was approved for… Continue reading Debt Forgiveness for Disadvantaged Farmers on Hold After Judge’s Ruling

Climate Change Is Devastating The World’s Water Supplies. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

By Thomas SchumannGuest Column | May 19, 2021 https://www.wateronline.com/doc/climate-change-is-devastating-the-world-s-water-supplies-why-aren-t-we-talking-about-it-0001 Climate-linked droughts and water contamination are often overlooked. The private sector needs to do more to protect this precious resource.As wildfires, hurricanes and other climate-linked disasters grab headlines, an impending climate catastrophe is often ignored, one which threatens the source of life itself: water.Increasing global temperatures… Continue reading Climate Change Is Devastating The World’s Water Supplies. Why Aren’t We Talking About It?

INVITATION: Final U.S. National Food Systems Dialogue: “Pathways for More Sustainable U.S. Food Systems”

Friends in U.S. Food and Agriculture:   Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh is delighted to invite you to participate in the Final U.S. National Food Systems Dialogue: “Pathways for More Sustainable U.S. Food Systems” event on Wednesday, June 30, from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. EST.  The event will focus on identifying pathways to achieving more sustainable food systems.  Please register for the event at… Continue reading INVITATION: Final U.S. National Food Systems Dialogue: “Pathways for More Sustainable U.S. Food Systems”

FYI & Support: URGENT ACTION -SIGN ON PRESS STATEMENT-TRO Issued by Wisc. federal judge to stop USDA from making debt relief payments to BIPOC farmers and ranchers.

please find a press statement on the Temporary Restraining Order issued by a federal judge in Green Bay, WI to stop USDA from making debt relief payments to BIPOC farmers and ranchers.We urge all organizations to sign on – we will officially release this statement tomorrow around 9 AM adding all who have signed on… Continue reading FYI & Support: URGENT ACTION -SIGN ON PRESS STATEMENT-TRO Issued by Wisc. federal judge to stop USDA from making debt relief payments to BIPOC farmers and ranchers.