**In a preemptive move, several California county ag commissioners have sought emergency declarations for a processing tomato pest so growers could have access to neonicotinoid insecticides.

Had they waited for the sugar beet leafhopper to show up in processing tomato fields, it would have likely been too late to begin an emergency declaration.

Emergency declarations in Kern, Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties will allow farmer access to those neonicotinoids.

Multiple Storms Batter California With Flooding Rains
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**The USDA joined 20 agencies in releasing an updated Climate Adaptation Plan to ensure federal operations are increasingly resilient to climate change impacts.

The updated adaptation plans advance the National Climate

Resilience Framework, which helps to align climate resilience investments across the public and private sectors.

Communities from coast to coast might be experiencing the impacts of climate change through crop yields depleted by drought and other impacts like flooding and wildfires.

Jet Fuel Prices Surge To Highest Level In Thirteen Years
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**The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition welcomed ten new companies and organizations involved in the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuel into its membership, bringing the count to more than 50.

The new members include Honeywell, Shell, Southwest Airlines, and others leaders in energy, aviation, aerospace, and SAF production.

SAF Coalition Executive Director, Allison Graab (Grahb) says they are excited to welcome this group of leading organizations into the coalition.

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