The U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture is offering another installment – also known as a phase - to assist commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2020 and 2021.

More than 18,000 producers will soon receive new or updated pre-filled disaster applications to offset eligible crop losses.

FSA will begin mailing pre-filled applications in late August to producers who have potentially eligible losses and: 

Ann Donahue

The final version of the Pollinator Partnership’s Technical Guide for Farmers and Ranchers in California is now available.

This guide was created for farmers and ranchers who want to act to protect and promote pollinators on their land, and can be used as a quick reference on individual topics or read in its entirety for a deeper dive into the subject.

De Ann Davis

Registration is now open for YCEDA’s free 2022 Impatiens Necrotic Spot Virus Workshop on Aug. 17 to help area growers prepare for the upcoming Yuma produce season.

The workshop will take place at the Yuma Agricultural Center, 6425 W. 8th St. Lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m, with the workshop itself lasting from noon – 4 p.m.

The agenda includes presentations on the Epidemiology of Impatiens Necrotic Virus; 2022 Update on Thrips and INSV in the Salinas Valley and the Impact and Management of Western Flower Thrips and INSV in Desert Lettuce.

Robert Medler

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