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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…

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…