Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect

SCOTT McFETRIDGESat, July 31, 2021, 10:18 AM DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules …

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Fall marketing tips, online networking, tech support

plus lots of news from the AGW family of farmers & ranchers View as Webpage Photo Credit: Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent, NY Dear Rebecca, The dog days of summer are here, and I hope all of you are hanging in there. This week, we’re sharing some reminders about ways to maximize your certification in …

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Franklin County area Horse Farm Tour

FRANKLIN COUNTY CENTERFranklin County area Horse Farm TourIT's BACK! The 25th Annual Franklin County area Horse Farm Tour. Learn the latest educational information along with learning directly from the Farm owners and N.C. Cooperative Extension. Everyone is excited to be a host farm this year.HOLD the DATE: Friday, August 6, 2021We will start bright and …

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Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meeting Aug. 5th, 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY, JULY 27, 2021CONTACT:Beth Farrell, agricultural program specialistNCDA&CS919-707-3014Industrial Hemp Commission to host public meetingvia conference call Aug. 5WHO/WHAT:The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting for an update on the future direction of the N.C. hemp program. WHEN/WHERE:Thursday, Aug. 52 p.m.Access to the conference call can be made at http://go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by calling 1-929-205-6099 …

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In Case You Missed It: USDA Extends COVID-19 Relief for Single-Family Housing Borrowers

In Case You Missed It: USDA Extends COVID-19 Relief for Single-Family Housing Borrowers WASHINGTON, July 23, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today announced that the Department is extending the COVID-19 Special Relief Measure for USDA’s Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan borrowers. Read the full stakeholder …

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The Real Truth About Fake Meat, Agritourism, Weekly News

+ Feed Calculation for Ruminants View as Webpage Photo Credit: Rocking Chair Ranch in Bolinbroke, GA Dear Rebecca, As schools begin to plan for this upcoming school year, some districts are considering adding heavily processed, genetically modified, artificial "meat" patties to their menu. Barely a week goes by without news of the latest celebrity-endorsed meat …

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July 2021 🐝 What’s up in Food & Farming Policy?

How is is local food and farming being affected on a policy level? View this email in your browser Dear Rebecca, Welcome to the July 2021 edition of The Buzz. There is a great deal going on in the world of sustainable agriculture. Advocacy makes a big difference in how legislators vote on important policies, …

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Whitley Named Administrator of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service

Whitley Named Administrator of USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service WASHINGTON, July 22, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today named Daniel Whitley the new Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Whitley has served as the agency’s Acting Administrator since December 2020. Whitley is no stranger to FAS stakeholders and the agricultural trade …

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APHIS Administrator Announces Several Animal Health Leadership Changes

Dear Stakeholders: I’m reaching out to update you about several animal health senior leadership changes that will become effective on August 1. As part of an intentional leadership transition to focus on the future of Veterinary Services (VS), I’ve named Dr. Rosemary Sifford as VS’ next Deputy Administrator and Chief Veterinary Officer of the United …

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