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From Federal Produce Policy
California agriculture has been targeted for its water use despite the fact that farm water has been sternly rationed in the state for more than two decades.
The asparagus season in Washington State began a little early this year and finds itself competing for farm labor due to increased hop acreage and apple thinning.
Gerawan Farming is appealing a state mandatory mediation and conciliation process alleging that it is unconstitutional.
Federal Policy Updates
Legislation - Waters of the U.S.
Legislation - Tax Reform: Charitable Deductions to Agricultural Research
Legislation - TPA Agreement Announced
Senate - Agriculture Committee Hearing on Agriculture Trade with Cuba
EPA - Fruit and Vegetable Pesticide Product Registration
EPA - Citrus Canker Pesticide Exemption
EPA - Artichoke, Cranberry, Cucumber, Grape Pesticide Tolerances
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (3)
ARS - July is National Watermelon Month
PTO - New Plant Patents (5)
USDA - Organic Industry Growth
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (8)
ERS - Taxable Farm Income Increased in 2012
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
The federal updates cover proposed legislation, Federal Register notices and agency reports. The goal is to provide the reader with timely updates of regulatory, trade, policy, and legislative issues related to produce.
Recent Produce News
Almonds are being targeted amid California’s ongoing drought and Governor Brown’s recent mandate to reduce urban water use. A gallon of water produces an almond says critics.
A coalition of grocers, seed growers, and consumer and environmental advocates file a lawsuit against USDA for new rule on how nonorganic substances are maintained on the National List.