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Month: November 2017

California bans use of some Farming Pesticides near schools

California has banned farmers from using certain pesticides near schools and day care centers under a new rule announced Tuesday that regulators said is among the toughest in the U.S. Under the new rule, California farmers will be prohibited from spraying pesticides within a quarter mile (0.4 kilometers) of public K-12 schools and licensed daycare… Read more »

REMINDER: Deadline for Online Submission of Poster Abstracts for the 9th International IPM Symposium Approaches

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your integrated pest management (IPM) work. Submit a poster abstract by November 13 for the 9th International IPM Symposium that will be held March 19–22, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Poster abstracts should be submitted online at https://ipmsymposium.org/2018/posters.html for full consideration. The abstract must contain an accurate summary of the work… Read more »

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. “These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century economy,” Perdue said. “The loans… Read more »

USDA Aims to Improve Food and Nutrition Education for Low-Income Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support to develop local and self-reliant food systems, such as farm to table enterprises that bring nutritious food to low-income communities. This funding is available through NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “This… Read more »