September 19, 2021
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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Minnesota apple orchards hold up despite drought

by on August 27, 2021 0
Guy Brown went to the source and gathered information on this year’s apple harvest. WATERTOWN, Minn. – Lack of rain this summer is putting a punch on Minnesota’s vegetation and stressing lawns, flowers and trees in state orchards. At Luce Line Orchard in Watertown, Minnesota, owners Terry and Rick Traen are seeing firsthand the... Read More

USDA Updates CFAP2 for Livestock, Poultry and Special Crops

by on August 24, 2021 0
The Ministry of Agriculture announced today that it is updating the Coronavirus 2 Food Assistance Program (CFAP2) for contract producers of eligible livestock and poultry and producers of specialty crops and other sales products. Additionally, the USDA Farm Service Agency has set a deadline of October 12 for all eligible growers to apply for... Read More

EPA to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops

by on August 23, 2021 0
EPA to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops The EPA dealt the fatal blow to agricultural uses of the insecticide chlorpyrifos on Wednesday, August 18, in a long-awaited victory for environmental, labor and public health groups who have been lobbying against the chemical for decades . “In a final rule released today,... Read More

Forest fires burn cellars and vineyards in Provence

by on August 23, 2021 0
A devastating forest fire swept through parts of the Var region in Provence, leaving wine growers reeling from the loss of buildings, equipment and grapes just days before the 2021 harvest. “It was Annus horribilis for French winegrowers. We had frost, we had hail and now forest fires, “said Eric Pastorino, president of the... Read More