USDA Extends to March 9 the Application Deadline for ReConnect Program Funding

USDA Extends to March 9 the Application Deadline for ReConnect Program Funding WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2022- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced the Department is extending to March 9, 2022, the application deadline for funding to expand access to high-speed internet for millions of rural Americans nationwide. …

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APHIS Extends Application Deadline for the Saul T. Wilson Jr. Internship Program

Interested students have until February 24 to apply. Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS! Do you have a passion for agricultural and public health? Are you a student who is currently applying to or enrolled in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? If so, an internship with the …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Flock of Commercial Broiler Chickens in Kentucky and Backyard Mixed Species Flock in Virginia

Contacts: Mike Stepien Mike.Stepien Lyndsay Cole Lyndsay.M.Cole WASHINGTON, February 14, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in birds in two states – a flock of commercial broiler chickens in Fulton County, Kentucky, and a backyard …

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USDA Increases Efforts to Protect U.S. Poultry and Expands Wild Bird Surveillance for Avian Influenza

Contact: APHISpress WASHINGTON, February 11, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing the expansion of wild bird surveillance for avian influenza to include the Mississippi and Central Flyways. This expansion also enlarged the existing surveillance program in the Atlantic and Pacific Flyways, which is …

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Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS

APHIS is now accepting applications for the Saul T. Wilson Jr. Internship program. Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS Do you have a passion for agricultural and public health? Are you a student who is currently applying to or enrolled in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? If …

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Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS

APHIS is looking for a bright, energetic, and committed professional to serve as Veterinary Medical Officer.. Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS Do you have a passion for the world of animal health? Are you interested in helping USDA protect and defend the U.S. food supply and the health …

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Carpenter Bees – Good or Bad

Graduate student Kate Gorman is working with Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, Assistant Professor in North Carolina State University’s Department of Applied Ecology, to study carpenter bees and carpenter bee management. Kate has created an online survey to gather information about peoples’ experiences with carpenter bees, and current management practices for this species. This survey is open to …

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Shining a Light on Firefly Conservation

View as Webpage February 9, 2022 Hear the word firefly or lightning bug, and what comes to mind? Warm summer nights? Flickering lights in the encroaching dark? Maybe soft grass underfoot, with children running about? Few species ignite such warm feelings of nostalgia as fireflies.  Fireflies are cherished, but they are also declining. Anecdotal reports …

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Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS

APHIS is looking for a bright, energetic, and committed professional to serve as the Program Administrative Assistant in Field Operations. Want to Make a Difference for American Agriculture? Come Work for APHIS USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is looking for a bright, energetic, and committed professional to serve as the Program Administrative …

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