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Congress Blocks Domestic Horse Slaughter

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    WASHINGTON (HSUS) — The spending bill passed this evening by the Senate, and that cleared the House yesterday, includes a provision that halts any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption on U.S. soil. The legislation, which…

USDA Extends Conservation Stewardship Deadline

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  Program Deadline Extended to February 7 WASHINGTON, (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced an extension of the deadline for farmers and ranchers to apply to enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program…

USDA Sets Application Opening for Conservation Stewardship

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Applications for Conservation Stewardship program due Jan. 17 Popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation WASHINGTON, (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for…

Grants for Farm and Rural Business Development Announced

WASHINGTON, (NSAC) – Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that over 110 agricultural producers from 43 states will receive nearly $16.8 million in grants from the 2012 round of the Value-Added Producer Grants program.  The Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program…

USDA Launches Conservation Stewardship Program

Photo by Steven Long WASHINGTON, (NSAC) – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will very shortly begin the 2013 enrollment process for farmers and ranchers who want to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP).  Over 12 million acres of…