Ag Groups to White House Conference and Beef Exports Higher
**The California Department of Food and Agriculture is making $2 million in grants available to help farmers and ranchers install pollinator habitat on agricultural lands throughout California.
The grant application period for the Pollinator Habitat
Program began August 31 and ends on November 23.
Last year, the state Legislature set aside $15 million for pollination efforts through such grant programs.
Information is available on the Pollinator Habitat Program page of the CDFA website.
**Twelve agricultural organizations sent a letter to President Biden requesting a seat at the table during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, September 28th.
Since the White House launched the conference in May, many in agriculture have provided public comments on the five pillars outlined.
The letter states, our members constitute the base of the food supply chain and should be included in any conversation that seeks to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030.
**American beef exports again topped the $1 billion mark in July and posted the fifth-largest volume ever.
July beef exports totaled over 126,500 metric tons, 3% higher year-over-year.
Export VALUE topped the $1 billion mark for a sixth time this year, finishing at $1.006 billion in July.
U.S. pork exports topped 208,000 metric tons in July, 6% lower than last year.