In the News
California Releases Part of Plant to Restore Delta
(Mar 15, 2013) The plan's first four chapters spells out the dismal state of the delta and detail conservation strategies to restore its dwindling fish species.
Tough Year For Florida Citrus Growers
(Mar 15, 2013) Experts and growers say warm, dry weather; too much fruit on each tree; and citrus greening disease are the likely culprits.
California Farms Face Labor Shortage As Farmworkers Age
(Mar 15, 2013) More than 70 percent of state agricultural producers expect a worker shortage starting this spring and worsening through the growing season.
Feds Bust Up $100M NC Crop Insurance Fraud Ring
(Mar 15, 2013) Authorities say the ongoing investigation is already the largest such ring uncovered in the country.
Recent Storms Ease Drought In Midwestern States
(Mar 15, 2013) Climatologists caution that the moisture doesn't signal the end of the stubborn drought that still has a hold on more than half the continental U.S.
Congress Wants Role As Obama Pushes Trade Agenda
(Mar 15, 2013) Obama has set a goal of doubling exports by the end of next year, after drawing criticism from free-trade advocates during his first term for moving too slowly on trade issues
USDA Suspends Some Ag Reports Due To Budget Cuts
(Mar 15, 2013) The agency posted a notice on its website Tuesday saying it would suspend multiple reports covering at least 10 agricultural products ranging from milk to chickpeas.