Happy Earth Day from the Xerces Society

View as Webpage April 22, 2022 Happy Earth Day from the Xerces Society! This Earth Day, we have much to celebrate. Xerces' work has protected and restored more than 3 million acres and led to habitat management improvements across tens of millions of additional acres, and our organization is growing to include new staff, species, …

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Weather Looks Good for The Farm Tour!

Mon, Apr 18 at 9:59 PM Weather Looks Good for The Farm Tour,Have you seen the weekend forecast? It will be clear and sunny! What better way to spend Earth Day weekend than getting out on farms and supporting local food?We've got 20 farms across the Piedmont of North Carolina opening up this weekend for the Piedmont Farm Tour! From 2-6 …

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USDA Announces Grants to Expand Poultry Processing

Small farms, workforce training included. Some applications due this May. April 13, 2022Author : Christine HeinrichsCategories : Eggs & Meat  ADD TO FAVORITES The Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan took note of the supply chain issues that affected food supplies during Covid. To improve food and agricultural supply chain resilience, the bill includes $1 billion to support …

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NEWS RELEASE: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Nationwide Network of Partners to Tap Resources for Rural America

NEWS RELEASE: Biden-Harris Administration Launches Nationwide Network of Partners to Tap Resources for Rural America Clarksdale, Miss., April 20, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and White House Domestic Policy Advisor Susan Rice today announced a new whole-of-government effort led by USDA to transform the way federal agencies partner with rural …

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This Earth Week, We’re Finding Climate Hope

View as Webpage April 19, 2022 This Earth Week, We're Finding Hope on the Climate Crisis At Xerces, we work day in and day out to make the environment safer for invertebrates. Some of the levers of change feel like they’re in easy reach, like planting a new pollinator garden. But there are other challenges …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Pennsylvania and Utah

Contacts: APHISpress WASHINGTON, April 16, 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 a commercial layer chicken flock in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and a non-commercial backyard flock (non-poultry) in Utah County, Utah. Samples from the Pennsylvania …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Idaho

Contacts: APHISpress WASHINGTON, April 15, 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 two flocks in Idaho – a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Caribou County and a non-commercial, backyard flock (poultry) in Gooding County. Samples …

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