Category Archives: Farm Bill

A Farm Bill for our farmers

CDFA is in the midst of preparing California’s recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is renewed every five years and serves as the policy guideline for food and farming in the United States. The legislation touches all … Continue reading

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A Farm Bill for our planet

CDFA is in the midst of preparing California’s recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is renewed every five years and serves as the policy guideline for food and farming in the United States. The legislation touches all … Continue reading

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Future farm bill hot topic of discussion on last day of Tulare World Ag Expo – from KFSN 30 Fresno

By Brian Johnson, KFSN The third and final day of the 50th World Ag Expo was a wet one, but some found refuge in the theater of the Heritage Complex, site of an in depth discussion on the nation’s next … Continue reading

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California Farm Bill Listening Sessions in Modesto and Chico this week – CDFA seeks public comments on state priorities

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is hosting 2018 Farm Bill Listening Sessions in Modesto and Chico this week, seeking public comments on priorities for the upcoming farm bill. Modesto – Tuesday, February 7th (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) DoubleTree … Continue reading

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Rural ag producers encouraged to apply for USDA’s Rural Energy for America (REAP) program

From USDA: USDA Announces Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems … Continue reading

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USDA announces availability of new whole-farm revenue insurance protection

New 2014 Farm Bill policy provides improved safety net for specialty crop growers and diversified farm operations WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) has announced that the new Whole-Farm Revenue Protection insurance policy is … Continue reading

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USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

2014 Farm Bill’s APH Yield Exclusion to be Implemented for 2015 Spring Crops WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected … Continue reading

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Sign-up begins for USDA disaster assistance programs restored by Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that eligible farmers and ranchers can now sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. “We implemented these programs in record time and … Continue reading

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USDA Reaching Out to Farms and Ranches Impacted by Drought and Disaster

A wetter than usual February has helped turn the brown hills of California’s coastal ranges and Sierra foothills a light shade of green and while these rangelands won’t be mistaken for Ireland any time soon, this precipitation was a welcome … Continue reading

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Pest and Disease Prevention Projects Get a Boost from USDA

California’s approach to pests and diseases is as complex as the problem itself, but perhaps the most important element of our efforts is prevention.  Prevention projects in California and throughout the nation have been given a much needed boost from … Continue reading

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