USDA Invests $1 Billion to Improve Community Infrastructure for People Living in Rural Towns Across the Country

USDA Invests $1 Billion to Improve Community Infrastructure for People Living in Rural Towns Across the Country BESSEMER, Ala., Jan. 26, 2022 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh today announced that USDA is investing $1 billion to build and improve critical community facilities in 48 states, Puerto Rico and …

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Western monarch population rebounds to nearly 250,000

View as Webpage January 26, 2022 As 2022 begins with a burst of good news from the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, we're reminded of the incredible resilience of invertebrates. Given half a chance and a single season, their numbers can rebound. To that end, Xerces is committed to providing you the tools you need to …

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FAS 2021 Highlights: Expanding Opportunities, Tackling Challenges for U.S. Agriculture on a Global Scale

FAS 2021 Highlights: Expanding Opportunities, Tackling Challenges for U.S. Agriculture on a Global Scale WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service and Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs mission area were proud to lead USDA’s international efforts during 2021 to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, address …

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January 2022 🐝 What’s up in Food & Farming Policy News?

How is is local food and farming being affected on a policy level? View this email in your browser Dear Rebecca, Welcome to the January 2022 edition of The Buzz. I can’t believe it’s been nearly two years since I started with CFSA, roughly a month after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we …

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USDA Confirms Additional Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Finds in Wild Birds

Contact: APHISpress WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed two additional findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds – one in Colleton County, South Carolina and one in Hyde County, North Carolina. These finds follow confirmation on January …

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Meat Rabbits – A Small Farm Opportunity

Are you interested in raising meat rabbits for production?  If so, join NC Cooperative Extension for an Introduction to Meat Rabbit Production for producers.  This will be a three-part series.  You can attend one or all of the sessions. January 13 - Designing a Business Plan, Housing, Breed SelectionJanuary 20 - Nutrition/Health, Predator Control, ProcessingJanuary …

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Navigating Farm Financial & Mental Health Crises

Navigating Farm Financial & Mental Health Crises is a project of RAFI-USA in partnership with North Carolina State University (NCSU), the Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP), the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute (NCAI), and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and funded by Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE). The purpose of the project is …

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January 2022: What Farmers Need to Know

Here's the top news for sustainable farmers in NC & SC View this email in your browser Dear Nahid, We're excited about new opportunities this year. Our hope is that 2022 will bring success to your farms, health to our communities, and much more in-person training and hands-on learning. Keep an eye on our events …

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