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Cash Labor Ag Expenses and USDA Funding for Dairy Disasters
New funding announced from the USDA will help dairy producers affected by natural disasters.
California Ag Land Sales and Gas Prices Higher-Diesel Down
California farmers say the state should seek to protect agricultural resources and open space amid concerns raised over a company buying large swaths of farmland in Solano County.
July Pork Exports Higher and U.S.-India Resolve Last Dispute
Building on a robust first half of the year, July pork exports continue to outpace 2022 levels. The U.S. and India resolved their last outstanding dispute at the World Trade Organization.
California Bartlett Pear Crop and Hurricane Idalia Poultry Impact
In the wake of Hurricane Idalia, the Florida livestock body count is climbing higher, especially in poultry operations.
New California Avocado and Downsizing U.S./Canadian Cattle Herds
A new avocado, developed by the University of California Avocado Breeding Program, is about to hit the world market. Downsizing in the U.S. and Canadian cattle herds continued through the first half of 2023.
West Coast Dockworkers Ratify Contract and Drought Expands
The weekly Drought Monitor showed drought getting worse across areas in the Midwest, South, Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest.
Climate-Smart Ag in California and Most U.S. Potatoes Processed
University of California Cooperative Extension scientists will be partnering with regional farms to demonstrate climate-smart agricultural practices.
Gas Down-Diesel Up and Dairy Consumption Down
For the first time in over a month, the nation's average price of gasoline declined, falling 4.0 cents from a week ago to $3.78 per gallon.
California’s Heat Safety Law and McConnell on Farm Bill Deadline
In 2005, following farmworker deaths, California established the nation’s first heat-safety law for outdoor workers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells Roll Call that Congress is running out of legislative working days before the current Farm Bill expires on September 30.
Panama Canal Limits Cargo and American Potato Export Records
The Panama Canal is responsible for facilitating trade as 40% of worldwide cargo ships use it to move between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.