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From Federal Produce Policy
The Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program 2014 funding were released.
Scientists are looking to speed up the process of plant selection by DNA screening.
The white-nose syndrome affecting bat populations in the eastern half of the U.S. could have a damaging effect on the country’s agriculture industry.
A new program pays farmers to flood their lands to help restore important habitats to migrating birds.
Federal Policy Updates
Updated April 17, 2014 12:30 PM ET
EP - Deal on Promoting EU Farm Produce
APHIS - Importation of Mangoes from Jamaica
APHIS - Pine Shoot Beetle Quarantined Areas
APHIS - Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantined Areas
CCC - Market Access Program Funds
CCC - Quality Samples Program Funds
CCC - Emerging Markets Program Funds
CCC - Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program Funds
CCC - Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program Funds
EPA - New Active Ingredients Registrations
EPA - Correction: Pesticide Registration Cancellation Orders
FDA - Standards of Identity for Honey
FDA - Compliance Policy Guide for Ackee
FDA - Recordkeeping and Records for Food Facilities
USDA - National Agriculture Research Board Meeting
AMS - USDA Cites Several Businesses for PACA Violations (4)
EPA - Missouri Company Pays Fine for Pesticide Violations
EPA - Stops NJ Company from Selling Illegal Pesticides
NIFA - Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program Grant
USDA - Disaster Assistance Programs
APHIS - Citrus: Revision of the FAVIR and the Fruits and Vegetables Manual
FAS - Funding Available to Help Expand Export Markets
FAS - Global Agricultural Information Network Reports (4)
ERS - How the Drought in CA Effects Food
RMA - Federal Crop Insurance Corp Business Report
RMA - Organic Farm Practices
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Recent Produce News
A recent study showed that land and lease values in California continue to increase primarily due to increased profitability from crops and scarce land for sale.
Be careful where you export your specialty crops. The five emerging markets known as the BRICS political ratings were downgraded due to political instability.