The Nuffield International Farming Scholarship application for 2022 is now open. I did this in 2018 and can say for certain that it is a life changing opportunity to travel the world and study a topic of your choice! Several state-specific and nationwide scholarships are available for U.S. farmers or agribusiness professionals. Feel free to reach out with questions.
SCOTUS has ruled that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board rule allowing union organizers access to farms and ranches to garner support for unionization violates the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
"USDA-certified organic products may continue to be exported through 2021. USDA will continue to work with U.S. organic exporters to assist in transitioning to LPO compliance and will continue to provide updates as necessary."
"A holistic approach to climate-smart agriculture addresses the climate crisis while also meeting demand for food production, clean water, and thriving rural economies. Some great innovations that support these objectives receive far too little notice. The USDA should seek insights from innovative land stewards, particularly Indigenous communities and people of color, many of whom have long grown and consumed food in ways that benefit both their communities and land. This approach to regenerative agriculture --- a land management system that supports the entire ecosystem --- allows farmers to grow food, fuel, and fiber while enriching, instead of depleting, the soil and environment."