Grants to Reduce Pollution in the PNW
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched a $4.6 billion competition to fund state, local, and Tribal programs to cut pollution, advance environmental justice and deploy clean energy solutions.
Support for Veterinary Workforce Reintroduced
U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) is among a bipartisan group of Senators who have reintroduced legislation to address the growing shortage of veterinarians in rural communities.
Nominate a New or Beginning Farmer or Rancher Today!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a call for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. First established in 1992, the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers advises the Secretary of Agriculture to enhance USDA’s goals for new farming and ranching operations.
Harvest is a Hopping Mad Time in the PNW
Fall is a heavy harvest season for many crops, and a heavy top wire is being harvested for hops as well.
ACRES of Support for Forest Fuel Reduction
Congressman Tom Tiffany’s (WI-07) bill, H.R. 1567, the Accurately Counting Risk Elimination Solutions (ACRES) Act, passed out of the U.S. House of Representatives almost unanimously.
State Departments of Agriculture Push Fresh Policy
At the 2023 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture annual meeting, NASDA members adopted policy to protect farmers’ right to farm, fixing federal disaster relief, advocate for clear labeling on cell-based meat products, and agriculture apprenticeship programs.
Investments to Save Endangered Species
The Department of the Interior today announced more than $40.6 million in grants through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support land acquisition and conservation planning projects on over 7,200 acres of habitat for 65 listed and at-risk species through the Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund.
A Tree on Every Block: Growing the Urban Forest
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is awarding more than $1 billion in competitive grants to plant and maintain trees, combat extreme heat and climate change, and improve access to nature in cities, towns, and suburbs where more than 84% of Americans live, work, and play.
Wheat Growers Get to the Point in D.C.
The National Association of Wheat Growers completed the second part of its 2023 summer Farm Bill fly-ins.
Farm Bill Simplified: Global Food Aid
The Senate Ag Committee released another helpful piece on the Farm Bill entitled "Farm Bill 101: Global Food Aid."