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Funding available for organic growers


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Funding available for organic growers

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) is currently offering 33 grants of $1,000 to fund organic FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience projects for students in grades 7-11. These grants will help high school students cover the expenses of conducting FFA SAE projects using organic production methods. The deadline is November 15th. This our third year of […]

Broad beef producer input sought

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which […]

USDA Confirms New World Screwworm Cases in Big Pine Key

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of New World screwworm in Key deer from a wildlife refuge in Big Pine Key, Florida. USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories in Ames, Iowa, confirms this is a local infestation of New World screwworm. This is the first […]

Grants aim to improve animal welfare

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

  Farmers seeking to improve the welfare of their farm animals may apply for grant funding from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). FACT is calling for applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project, which provides grants up to $2,500 to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers for projects designed to improve farm animal welfare. This year the Fund-a-Farmer […]

Bayer & Monsanto to merge

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, the day before […]

Edward Knipling and Raymond Bushland Win Award for the Sterile Insect Technique

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Two prominent members of the Entomological Society of America were posthumously selected as winners of the Golden Goose Award, which honors scientists whose federally funded work may have been considered silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted but has resulted in significant benefits to society. Dr. Edward F. Knipling and Dr. Raymond C. Bushland are […]

USDA to fund rural veterinary education and training

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $2.4 million in available funding to relieve veterinarian shortage situations through education, extension and training as well as support for veterinary practices in designated shortage areas. This funding is was authorized by the Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) in the […]

VetPestX – a searchable database of pesticides to control animal ectoparasites

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Interested in managing insect pests of animals?  While management should focus first on breaking the life cycle of insect pests, in some cases management options may include use of insecticides. The VetPestX searchable database of pesticides registered by state for use to manage ectoparasites of animals has been expanded over the last few months to […]

The Integrated Tick Management Symposium kicks off next Monday!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The Integrated Tick Management Symposium kicks off next Monday! Join us in Washington, D.C. for the two-day symposium on topics from personal protection, to deer-targeted methods, to funding and federal initiatives. The symposium will cover a variety of important topics on the problem that ticks present and how we can achieve an effective integrated tick/pathogen […]

Bison named our National Mammal

Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Vote Bison Coalition is proud to celebrate the House and Senate passage of the National Bison Legacy Act, which when signed by the President will officially make bison the National Mammal of the United States. The House of Representatives passed its version of the National Bison Legacy Act late Tuesdaynight and the Senate passed […]

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