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USDA to Begin Accepting Applications for Expanded Emergency Livestock Assistance Program to Help Dairy Producers Offset Milk Loss Due to H5N1

27 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 27, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications starting on Monday, July 1 through its updated Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP) to provide financial assistance to eligible dairy producers who incur milk losses due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Inf...

Biden-Harris Administration Partners with Rural Americans to Develop Clean Energy to Lower Energy Costs and Create Jobs as Part of Investing in America Agenda

26 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2024 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is partnering with rural Americans on hundreds of clean energy projects to lower energy bills, expand access to clean energy and create jobs for U.S. farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers. Many of the projects are funded by Presi...

USDA and Cornell University Break Ground on National Grape Improvement Center in Geneva, New York

26 Jun 2024
GENEVA, N.Y., June 26, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new state-of-the-art USDA grape research facility on the Cornell AgriTech campus.

USDA Publishes Request for Information on the Production of Biofuel Feedstocks Using Climate-Smart Practices

26 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking information from the public on procedures for quantifying, reporting, and verifying the effect of climate-smart farming practices on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with U.S.-grown biofuel feedstock crops.

Op-Ed: Good Biosecurity is the Key to Mitigating the Spread of H5N1

25 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2024 — By: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack The more we learn about H5N1, the more we understand that good biosecurity is a critically important path to containing the virus. Containing, and eliminating, the virus in our dairy cattle is essential – to protect the health of our herds and flocks, our farmers, our farmworkers, o...
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