Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - “Cultivating Equality in the Food System” and it focused on the interconnection of women farmers, sustainable global food production, and how we can better support these women and their tireless work.
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $57.9 million in funding, provided by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), to support project suggestions from across the country to prevent the introduction or spread of plant pests, diseases and pathogens, as well as to ensure the availability of a healthy supply of clean plant stock in the United States.
West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University researcher is heading a $5 million federally funded project examining the economic and environmental benefits and costs of storing water on farms in ways for crops to use it when they need it and to reduce nutrients draining into waterways.
BMW Settles FTC Charges that Its MINI Division Illegally Conditioned Warranty Coverage on Use of Its Parts and Service
Washington, DC - BMW of North America LLC has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.
Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that more than 80 school districts have submitted applications to participate in a spring symposium that will launch a groundbreaking new initiative designed to foster improved labor-management collaboration.
CDPH Warns People Not to Eat Five Varieties of Trader Joe’s Brand Walnuts Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Acting State Health Officer Dr. James Watt today warned people not to eat five varieties of Trader Joe’s brand raw walnuts because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been linked to these products as of this date.