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USDA forecasts a $40 billion drop in net farm income in 2024

The USDA’s 2024 Farm Income Forecast predicts a $40 billion drop in net farm income in calendar year 2024, the second consecutive year of a projecte... continue reading »

IFPA issues call to action to help preserve WIC fruit and vegetable benefit

The International Fresh Produce Association is calling on its members to act to protect the fruit and vegetable benefit in USDA’s WIC program. Th... continue reading »

USDA awards $203M in market access and development funds

More than $203 million will be awarded to nearly 70 agricultural organizations to help expand U.S. food and agricultural export markets through two US... continue reading »

Registration open for 100th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

Registration is open for the 100th USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, a hybrid event set for Feb. 15-16 in Arlington, Virginia. The 2024 forum, theme... continue reading »

Directory offers resource for specialty crop producers

A new directory compiled by the USDA aims to provide a comprehensive resource for specialty crop producers and businesses. The Specialty Crops Reso... continue reading »

USDA scientist honored for foodborne pathogens research

A USDA scientist has been honored for research enhancing the ability of lab diagnostics to detect foodborne pathogens and streamline the processes tha... continue reading »

IFPA CEO Burns now co-chair of Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance

International Fresh Produce Association CEO Cathy Burns has joined the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance as the advocacy organization's fourth co-chai... continue reading »

Program providing up to $65M to address ag workforce challenges

A new USDA pilot program is providing up to $65 million in grants to address workforce challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. The Farm Labor Sta... continue reading »

Deadline for exporters to apply for USDA trade mission to Angola nears

The deadline to apply for the USDA’s trade mission to Angola is Friday. The first-ever U.S. agribusiness trade mission to the African country wil... continue reading »

Research aims to solve sticky situation, preserve millions in trade

A move by European nations, led by France, mandating that PLU (price look up) stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables be home compostable has major im... continue reading »