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

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

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...

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

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

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...

(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

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

(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

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...

(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

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...

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

(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...

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...

(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...