Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy bills, reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, support America’s clean energy economy, and cut carbon pollution. The resources announced today are made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $9 million in funding to assist low-income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. NIFA is funding the grants through the Community Food Projects program (CFP), authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).
Washington, DC - Around the world, farmers, scientists, researchers, and NGOs are creating innovative, on-the-ground solutions for the problems they face each day: water scarcity, resource depletion, land degradation, crop loss, and weather volatility. Many of these ground-breaking ideas have great potential to be replicated and scaled out across the globe.
Santa Barbara, California - For decades, women in business strove to become members of the boys' club. We mimicked how men thought, communicated, and even dressed. But now, trying too hard to tap into our "masculine side" has gone the way of severely tailored 1980s power wear (complete with giant shoulder pads). Women have realized that we think and communicate differently—which means that we also lead differently. And—here's the best news—because our natural skill set is increasingly valued in the global economy, we're perfectly positioned to become today's and tomorrow's leaders.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring February 19, 2015, as A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation in the State of California.
Precision ag company launches new Web and mobile app to control pests, disease and improve soil nutrients
West Lafayette, Indiana - Spensa Technologies Inc., a precision agriculture company in Purdue Research Park, has launched a new Web and mobile enabled application to help growers and consultants more efficiently scout insects, weeds and disease, identify agronomic issues and nutrient deficiencies.