From reducing food waste, energy, and GHG emissions to improving soil health, today’s growers and packer shippers are identifying new and ingenious ways to further sustainability efforts while meeting the ever-increasing demands from agricultural consumers. Though sustainability can be difficult to quantify, we now have a method to measure on-farm sustainability efforts!

Sonia Salas

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be hosting three online public meetings to discuss the recently released proposed rule “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” The meetings will provide additional information about the proposed rule, which was issued under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and are intended to facilitate and support the public's evaluation and commenting process on the proposed rule.

Sonia Salas

Today, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced the expansion of the Housing for the Harvest Program to Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties. With the addition of these counties, ten California counties are now participating in the program: Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Madera, Kings, Riverside, Tulare, Santa Barbara, Fresno and San Joaquin.

Chardae Heim

Have your operations been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency are currently accepting CFAP 2 applications through December 11, 2020. CFAP 2 follows the first round of CFAP, which had an application period of May 26 through September 11.

Dennis Nuxoll

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