The Center for Pecan Innovation working with scientists at University of Georgia to create new pecan products and plans to coordinate with food companies interested in developing new uses for pecan pieces, oil and meal.
USDA increases fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, and their infants and young children who participate in the Women, Infants, and Children program....More
“Farmer Identity Protection Act” Congressional bill looks to to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from releasing agricultural producers’ private information into the public domain, which EPA has done in the past....More
USDA's proposed 2015 budget is less than its 2014 budget but still looks to bolster rural development, finance younger farmers, improve food safety, and reduce funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation and some producer insurance premium subsidies....More
Nearly 300 young farm families attended the annual Alabama Farmers Federation Young Farmers Conference, where six of the state's promising producers were named finalists in Alabama's Outstanding Young Farm Family Contest....More
Georgia pecan producers pay a half-cent per pound on in-shell nuts to finance the Georgia Pecan Commission. Pecan industry leaders propose that the assessment be increased to one-cent per pound....More
The 2014 farm bill provides nearly $4 billion in funding for programs that benefit U.S. fruit and vegetable production, including block grants, research, pest and disease mitigation, nutrition and trade....More
Direct and countercyclical payment programs and the state-based revenue program known as ACRE were eliminated by the 2014 farm bill. A farmer now can choose one of two new farm programs starting with the 2014 crop: Price Loss Coverage or Agriculture Risk Protection....More