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Specialty crops can receive assistance with safety certification

· June 17, 2022

The USDA’s Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program will assist specialty producers with expenses related to complying with regulations and food safety certification. Producers can apply for assistance beginning June 27, 2022, with costs incurred after June 21, 2022. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that up to $200 million in assistance will be available […]

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Research: Global crop-disease surveillance is needed

· June 27, 2019

In the same manner that nations collaborate to detect and stop human pandemics, a global surveillance system for crop diseases needs to be created to safeguard agricultural trade and food security, argues a team of experts in Science   More than 20 percent of the five staple crops that provide half the globe’s caloric intake […]

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