Preparing fertile ground for conservation

View as Webpage May 25, 2022 As spring quickly nears summer, it brings with it an array of preparations to get things growing or, in other cases, find pollinator-friendly ways to keep weeds and pests from getting away from us. Our staff at Xerces find ourselves out the door frequently this time of year, whether …

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The Passing of Dr. Joan Arnoldi

APHIS Stakeholders, I was greatly saddened to learn of the recent passing of Dr. Joan Arnoldi. Dr. Arnoldi was APHIS’ first female Deputy Administrator and Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of the United States, as well as APHIS Associate Administrator, paving the way for and inspiring women across APHIS and the veterinary field. She joined APHIS …

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HPAI resources, Certified Regenerative by AGW standards, Animal Health Plans, Food Safety resources

more news from your peers View as Webpage Photo credit: Working Cows Dairy in Slocomb, AL Dear Dennis, This week we’re sharing our newest blog about what AGW-certified producers need to know about the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. There’s also a reminder about the Certified Regenerative by AGW standards, which are currently open for thoughtful …

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In Case You Missed It: A Greener World’s Latest Issue of Sustainable Farming Magazine is Out

Summer 2022 The Summer 2022 issue of AGW's Sustainable Farming magazine is ready to view online. Written for farmers and anyone interested in sustainable, high-welfare livestock production, the magazine includes news, opinion and program activities, as well as in-depth technical features and case studies. We hope you enjoy it! Sustainable Farming Magazine Subscription Interested in …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in New Jersey

Contacts: APHISpress WASHINGTON, May 18, 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 non-commercial backyard flock (poultry) in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Samples from the flock were tested at the New Jersey Department of Agriculture …

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It’s National BBQ Day!

Let’s Celebrate Farmers Who Make Great BBQ Possible View as Webpage Photo Credit: Master Blend Family Farms in Kenansville, NC Dear Dennis, Happy National BBQ Day! Let’s celebrate the AGW-certified farmers and ranchers who make days like today possible — because what would great barbecue be without delicious, high-welfare and sustainable ingredients? This National BBQ …

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USDA Accepting Applications for Philippines Trade Mission

USDA Accepting Applications for Philippines Trade Mission WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for an agricultural trade mission to Manila, Philippines, July 18-21, 2022. The mission will provide U.S. growers, producers, and exporters the opportunity to explore a thriving market that is expected to …

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Seeking Your Input, Certified Grassfed by AGW in WSJ, Body Condition Scoring Resource

and more news, awards and the latest from your peers View as Webpage Photo credit: Blue Pepper Farm in Jay, NY Dear Dennis, To begin our update this week, the AGW team is thinking especially of communities in New Mexico, as the wildfires in the state continue to burn. Farming and ranching comes with risks …

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