Proven Plants for Conserving our Natural Resources

NRCS Plant Materials Centers continue to evaluate and select plants used for protecting and conserving our Nation’s natural resources. Check out the latest plant materials released to the public during fiscal year 2020. You are subscribed to HQ Plants for USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.

Practical support from A Greener World

Dear Rebecca, In a recent update, I let you all know that our team was testing out procedures and processes for on-farm audits that will ensure safety of AGW-certified farmers, families and staff during audit. Because of the hard work of the team—and the farms and ranches we recently certified, we are glad to welcome …

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Oct. 2020 🐝 What’s up in Food & Farming Policy

How is is local food and farming being affected on a policy level? View this email in your browser Dear Rebecca, Welcome to the October 2020 edition of The Buzz. To say a lot is happening in the world of sustainable agriculture would be an understatement. The biggest news in the last month was the …

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Important Update! BRS Annual Stakeholder Meeting Rescheduled to December 9, 2020

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Dear BRS Stakeholder, The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) has rescheduled its annual Stakeholder Meeting to Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 1:00pm – 3:00pm (EST). We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As previously …

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Oct . 2020: What Farmers Need to Know (+ SAC20 Schedule)

Here's the top news of what we think farmers in NC and SC need to know View this email in your browser Dear Nahid, We are excited about this year's Sustainable Agriculture Conference, and I hope you are too. If you have not had a chance to check out this year's line up, now's the …

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Availability of Preliminary Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Draft Environmental Assessment for Petition to Deregulate Cotton Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. October 19, 2020 Dear BRS Stakeholder, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on a preliminary plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) and draft environmental assessment (dEA) prepared in response to a petition from the …

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USDA, USTR Seek Experts for Trade Advisory Committees

Contact: press-FAS USDA, USTR Seek Experts for Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. States Trade Representative (USTR) are accepting applications for new members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees. Members of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) advise …

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