Fake “Meat” Labeling, Sustainability Day, Regenerative Planning and Sheep Welfare

+ recent news from your AGW-certified peers View as Webpage Photo Credit: Windy N Ranch in Ellensburg, WA Dear Dennis, This week, we’re extending the conversation about lab grown “meat” with two new blog posts and sharing resources on sheep welfare and regenerative planning. While all of you reading this email make every day Sustainability …

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We could soon be eating lab-grown “meat” without even knowing it

unless we take action now View as Webpage We could soon be eating lab-grown “meat” without even knowing it – unless we take action now. Dear Dennis, For those of us who didn’t grow up on a farm, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by confusing information about the development of synthetic or lab-grown “meat” (also …

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APHIS Administrator Kevin Shea Receives Prestigious Awards from the National Associati on of State Departments of Agriculture and the United States Animal Health Association

Contact: APHISpress WASHINGTON, October 27, 2021. Kevin Shea, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) was recently presented two prestigious awards from state and industry collaborators. The Ambassador’s Circle Award from the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) is given to those who provide exemplary dedication …

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Early signs of hope as monarch butterflies return to overwintering sites (correction)

View as Webpage October 27, 2021 Signs of hope for western monarchs? Reports from overwintering sites in coastal California indicate western monarchs are returning in greater numbers than last year, with hundreds at some sites and thousands at others, giving hope for the struggling population. More than 9,000 monarchs have been recorded at a pair …

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Early signs of hope as monarch butterflies return to overwintering sights

View as Webpage October 27, 2021 Signs of hope for western monarchs? Reports from overwintering sites in coastal California indicate western monarchs are returning in greater numbers than last year, with hundreds at some sites and thousands at others, giving hope for the struggling population. More than 9,000 monarchs have been recorded at a pair …

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Blueberry Production Webinars

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center will offer two Blueberry Production Webinars as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 6–8 p.m. The first webinar on November 17 will focus on blueberry cultivars, site selection, and general management. The second webinar on December 1 will focus on blueberry pests and diseases. Presenters:Bill Cline, Extension Plant Pathologist and Blueberry …

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AgVenture NCSU Grants – Apply Now

NCSU will begin accepting applications Oct. 15th, 2021. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15th, 2021. Submission is capped at 250 applications. You can register for an online grant application workshop (go to the link to register). Grant Program Overview :NC AgVentures provides grants to North Carolina family farms, and community organizations such farmer associations and …

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Industrial Hemp Commission to Host Public Meeting WHO/WHAT:The N.C. Industrial Hemp Commission will hold a public meeting to review and approve program applications. WHEN/WHERE:Tuesday, Oct. 262 p.m.Access to the conference call can be made at http://go.ncsu.edu/industrialhemp or by calling 1-929-205-6099 (U.S. toll) or 1-669-900-6833 (U.S. toll). The meeting ID is 971-3270-6735 and the passcode is 443965. Participants will …

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New blog, upcoming grants and farm health questions answered

+ AGW greeting cards and news from your peers View as Webpage Photo Credit: High Meadows Farm in Delhi, NY Dear Dennis, This week, we’re sharing recent announcements from the USDA, a timely article about the future of lab grown “meat,” and showing off our brand new greeting cards (just in time for the holidays!). …

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