USDA Trade Mission to Spain Will Boost Export Opportunities for U.S. Agribusinesses

USDA Trade Mission to Spain Will Boost Export Opportunities for U.S. Agribusinesses Agribusinesses, State Departments of Agriculture, and Farm Organizations From 25 States Will Meet with International Buyers to Secure New Deals and Expand Sales Contact: press-fas@usda.gov WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2022 – More than 30 agribusinesses and farm organizations will visit Madrid, Spain, from Nov. …

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We are thankful for all that you do

You are all important View as Webpage November 22, 2022 As the holidays approach, we want to pause and take the time to say thank you to all of you! We’re especially thankful for our donors, members, and funders. The Xerces Society is a donation-supported nonprofit organization, and our financial supporters make everything we do …

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I am proud of what Xerces has achieved over the last 22 years

We have protected and restored more than 3.5 million acres of high-quality habitat for insects View as Webpage November 2022 As I head into my 22nd year at the Xerces Society, I want to thank you for your incredible support. With over 70 committed and driven staff members, Xerces has grown to be the largest …

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Producer Survey, Labeling Resources, Grant opportunities, the world ’s first tortilla chip made with Certified Regenerative by AGW corn

and the latest news from your peers View as Webpage Photo credit: Krista Duval and Paul Tomcho of Creekside Farm in Athens, OH Dear Dennis, Sincerest thanks to all of you who completed our 2022 AGW Producer Survey. Our team has started analyzing results, and we are grateful for thoughtful comments and input you shared. …

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NC AgVentures Offers Grant Opportunity for Family Farms!

NC AgVentures Submissions Begin Nov. 4thNovember 4, 2022NEWS RELEASEAgVentures, a NC State Extension program provides grants to NC farmers and Community Groups for new and innovative agricultural project ideas that will increase farm profits. Theprogram, which is supported by the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, will award a minimum of 40 grants to independent family farms. …

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Woman in Agriculture Network

The Green Rural Redevelopment Organization based in Henderson has invited small farmers to a "Lunch & Learn" informational meeting next Tuesday, November 15th.  We will meet for a sponsored lunch at 12 noon at:  500 N. Beckford Drive, Henderson, NC  27536.   After lunch, we will tour the developing food hub.  Please RSVP me if you plan to …

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USDA Seeks Public Input on Draft Environmental Documents for Dere gulation of American Chestnut Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Media Contact: Rick Coker (301) 851-4091 richard.s.coker@usda.gov The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on two draft documents involving a petition from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY) seeking deregulation of an American chestnut variety modified for tolerance …

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Invertebrate Mysteries, Overlooked No More

View as Webpage November 8, 2022       Sometimes, protecting invertebrates calls for heralding the tried and true standards: grow pollinator-friendly flowers; protect habitat; avoid pesticides. Other times, we find ourselves walking a path less traveled. This can be literal, like our search for imperiled and overlooked snails deep in the western mountains. It …

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USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Chickens in Mississippi

Contact: APHISPress WASHINGTON, November 5, 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 breeder chicken flock in Lawrence County, Mississippi. Samples from the flock were tested at the Mississippi Veterinary Research & Diagnostic Laboratory, …

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