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USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted...

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USDA to Provide Additional Direct Assistance to Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by the Coronavirus (Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020) – President Donald J. Trump and U.S....

Afternoon Brief, May 21

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Napa County Looks at Wine Country Growth: Napa County is considering how to mold the future of its world-famous wine country balancing a host of factors, from housing demands to requests for wineries in remote locations...

USDA to Provide $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Rural Businesses...

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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 21, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in...

USDA ARS Moves Forward with Smoke Exposure Research

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ARS Funds Collaborative Research Effort with State Land Grant Universities April 29, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is partnering...

Afternoon Brief, March 24

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Oregon Wine a Leader in Biodynamics: Even though Oregon only produces one percent of the wines made in the United States, this states accounts for 52% of total vineyard acres that received biodynamic® certification from Demeter USA, a not-for-profit that offers biodynamic certification to farms...

USDA and USTR Announce Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase...

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(WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today announced continued progress...

Afternoon Brief, March 20

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New Napa Ballot Initiative Splits Wine Industry, Set to Repeat Measure C Battle: After the controversial and hotly debated Measure C was narrowly defeated in Napa County, the organization responsible for bringing the measure to the ballot, Napa Growers and Vintners for Responsible Agriculture (NGVRA), is attempting to get a new initiative on the November 2020 ballot...

USDA and DOL Announce Information Sharing to Assist H-2A Employers

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(Washington, D.C., March 19, 2020) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the...

Afternoon Brief, March 3

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More Winegrapes Could Go Unsold, Analysts Believe: With the amount of winegrapes that went unpicked in 2019, the message to grape growers from marketers and vineyard managers is clear: Without a winery contract, grapes could easily not have a buyer this year...

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade...

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(Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several...

Afternoon Brief, October 29

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The Winery That Cried Wolf on Cork: Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world has made major innovations in closures over the years. From updating cork-harvesting techniques and standards to producing higher quality corks for less money with less labor the Santa Maria de Lamas, Portugal-based cork giant has constantly attempted to innovate and change up the game on the wine closure industry...

USDA Announces Update to National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management...

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WASHINGTON, October 24, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for...

USDA Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

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(Washington, D.C., July 24, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several...

Nearly $2 Billion Now Available for Eligible Producers Affected by 2017...

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WASHINGTON, July 16, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply...

United States Takes Action Against Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against...

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(Washington, D.C., May 25, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer announced today that the Trump Administration...