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New “Farmers’ Guide” Helps Producers Apply for Value Added Producer Grants

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has published this free resource annually since 2012 WASHINGTON,– Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announced the publication of their annual Farmers’ Guide to Value-Added Producer Grant Funding (“Farmers’ Guide”), a comprehensive overview of the Value-Added Producer…

DA Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-up for 2016 USDA CSP

Over 20 million acres of farm and ranch lands eligible for conservation support Washington, DC, February 4, 2016 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 2016 sign-up period for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), the nation’s largest working lands…

Report Indicates Walking Horse Owners Continue Animal Cruelty

By U.S. Humane Society We’ve analyzed a new report issued by USDA regarding soring violations at this year’s National Celebration — the top event of the performance walking horse show circuit. The report demonstrates that violations of the federal Horse…

New Data Shows Organic Farmers Continue to Expand Markets and Increase Sales

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Washington, D.C., (USDA) — Today, The United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released results from the 2014 Organic Production Survey.  This is the first comprehensive snapshot of organic agriculture since 2008.  “This survey is incredibly valuable because it…

First Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Detected in Three Horses in Texas

AUSTIN- Vesicular stomatitis (VS) has been detected in three horses at a Pecos County premises located approximately 30 miles north of Fort Stockton, Texas. The animals were tested after the owner observed blistering and swelling on the animals’ tongues and…

Texas Cattlemen Eligible for Disaster Aid

COLLEGE STATION – Federal disaster aid for Texas cattle producers is available and officials are encouraging producers to act quickly in applying for programs. U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency Texas administrators gave updates on livestock disaster programming in College…

First Participants in Conservation Stewardship Program Can Renew for Five More Years

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 – Producers with expiring U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) contracts have from July 11 until Sept. 12, 2014 to renew and add conservation activities that will support their natural resource improvement activities and…

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…