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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…

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…

USDA: Certification gets conservation easements on the ground faster

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Photo by Steven Long WASHINGTON, (USDA) – The nation’s top easement program for protecting fertile agricultural land is making it easier for people to enroll land through advanced certification. The Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program is certifying eligible entities,…

Now is the Time for Farmers and Concerned Consumers to Comment on Massive New Food Safety Regulations

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WASHINGTON, (NSAC) – National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition launched a campaign to improve deeply flawed federal food safety regulations that will have a huge impact on farmers and the availability of high-quality local food products.  The NSAC campaign provides farmers, concerned…