Week in Review: Better Insurance Options for Farms, Ag Falling Behind in Political Spending

Brian German Industry

The California Fair Access to Insurance Requirements (FAIR) Plan is being adjusted to provide more adequate coverage for farmers and ranchers. Legislative spending can be one of the most effective ways to bring about positive change, particularly when it comes to specific sectors of the economy. A total of $177 has been awarded to a construction contractor to begin work on the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project. Researchers and state officials are still in the process of forming a coordinated response to the presence of black fig fly in California. USDA‘s Economic Research Service says higher shipments of grains and feeds, oilseeds, livestock, poultry, and dairy products, are primarily driving the increase. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to receive the latest agricultural headlines directly in your inbox.