Trump nominates Iowa secretary of ag for top job at USDA

After much speculation, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey has been nominated for a top position in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Final Agency Determination 273
FAD 273 is for the 2015 crop year regarding the interpretation of the definition of “replanting” in section 1 of the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Crop Provisions. Follow the link to view the two submitted interpretations and RMA's determination.
2017-18 California Navel Orange Production Forecast
The 2017 California walnut production is forecast at 650,000 tons, down 5 percent from 2016's record production of 686,000 tons, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
2017 California Walnut Production Forecast
The initial 2017-18 California Navel orange forecast is 70.0 million cartons, according to a survey conducted by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total Navel orange forecast, 68.0 million cartons are estimated to be in the Central Valley.
Spokane RO Updated Fact Sheets
RMA's Spokane, WA regional office has released updated fact sheets for the following crops:
  • Idaho - ARH Cherries, Apples, Grapes, Stonefruit, and Table Grapes;
  • Oregon - ARH Cherries, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Grapes, Pears, and Stonefruit;
  • Washington - ARH Cherries, Blueberries, Cranberries, Grapes, Pears, and Stonefruit 
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