The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries to the list of commodities that can receive direct assistance in the wake of rising tariffs triggered by trade disputes.
University of California economists estimate U.S. exporters of 10 fruits and nuts could see a loss of $2.64 billion a year due to tariffs — and up to $3.34 billion a year for potential effects on other markets.
California’s drought is worsening, and blazes have charred more acres in the first six months of this year than they did in the same period in 2017, a year that ultimately set records for destruction and deaths.
Food waste in the United States is an issue of growing concern and awareness. New projects are underway to divert food scraps from landfills and give them a "second act" by serving as animal feed. The recent