Education Scholarships and Bison Management

+ more news from AGW View as Webpage Photo Credit: Blue Ledge Farm in Salisbury, VT Dear Dennis, Happy Fall, everyone. I hope this update finds all of you doing well. This week, you’ll find updates about educational scholarships available for winter events along with updates from the AGW program. Let us know if you …

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September 2021: What Farmers Need to Know (+ 2021 Conference Info)

Here's the top news for sustainable farmers in NC & SC View this email in your browser Dear Nahid, Happy fall! The promise of cooler days ahead for carrots, lettuce, and greens is welcome. Here at CFSA, we've been working hard to develop new educational opportunities and resources for Carolina farmers, including our annual Sustainable …

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New Time and Date—BRS Regulatory Status Review Webinar, Sept. 28

Media Contact: Rick Coker (301) 851-4091 richard.s.coker WASHINGTON, September 23, 2021 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) is announcing a new time and date for BRS’ Regulatory Status Review (RSR) webinar previously scheduled for September 21. The RSR webinar will now be held at …

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USDA Deregulates Corn Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Contact: Rick Coker (301) 851-4091 WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is deregulating a corn variety known as PY203, developed using genetic engineering by Agrivida, Inc., to produce phytase enzymes for nutritionally enhanced animal feed. As part of the petition process, APHIS prepared …

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Extension of Deregulation to Apples Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Contact: Rick Coker Richard.S.Coker WASHINGTON, September 22, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to an apple variety, designated as PG451 Arctic Gala, developed using genetic engineering to prevent browning by Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc. (OSF). APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated this trait in …

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Careers with AGW, Strutting Your Certification, Farm-to-Farm Sales Reminder

and the latest from your peers View as Webpage Photo Credit: Gorilla Byte Media at Grazin' Angus Acres in North Valatie, NY Dear Dennis, We had planned on highlighting good news this month, and you all delivered. This week, there are some great mentions (see last section of this email) from your fellow farmers and …

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USDA Issues Federal Order as Part of Establishment of Foreign Animal Disease Protec tion Zone in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Protect from African Swine Feve

USDA Issues Federal Order to Establish Foreign Animal Diseases Protection Zone Contact: APHISpress The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a Federal Order suspending the interstate movement of all live swine, swine germplasm, swine products, and swine byproducts from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to …

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Free Defend the Flock Webinar on September 23 ‐ Register Today!

Join Biosecurity Experts for a Free “Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks” Webinar on September 23 The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting a free webinar called “Preventing Avian Influenza Introductions: Focus on the Big Risks” on September 23, 2021 from 2:30‐3:30PM ET. …

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USDA Launches Resource Guide to Help Rural Communities Seeking Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Assistance

USDA Launches Resource Guide to Help Rural Communities Seeking Disaster Resiliency and Recovery Assistance WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today unveiled a resource guide as part of National Preparedness Month to help rural communities seeking disaster resiliency and recovery assistance. This …

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