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Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching
Deadline for USDA’s Climate-Smart Commodities Approaching
The deadline for the USDA’s second round of funding for Climate-Smart Commodities is Friday, June 10th. This funding pool is for partners proposing projects between $250,000 and $5 million. The proposals should emphasize the enrollment of small and-or underserved producers, and-or monitoring, reporting, and verification activities developed at minority-serving institutions. ...
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA's Under Secretaries recently discussed some of the efforts of their mission areas in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic during a recent Agricultural Outlook Forum panel. "One of the things I'm proudest of is the ability of USDA , FSA, NRCS, RMA, our business center, to continue to deliver on the core programs of this mission area," noted Under Secretary for Farm Production and Cons
Cattle Industry Convention Features High-Profile Speakers
Cattle Industry Convention Features High-Profile Speakers
The 2022 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show takes place this week in Houston, TX. The speaker lineup includes people ranging from sports heroes to global leaders. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will appear virtually. Robert Bonnie, the Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, will appear live, and so will Dame Karen Pierce, the British Ambassador to the United States ... Read Mo
Bonnie: Question Must Be Addressed Before USDA Gets Into The “Carbon Bank” Business
Bonnie: Question Must Be Addressed Before USDA Gets Into The “Carbon Bank” Business
Carbon credit markets are showing potential as a possible revenue stream for farmers, thanks to carbon sequestration practices they can implement on their operations. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently came out in favor of the USDA operating as a potential “carbon bank” for American producers that want to participate in carbon markets. Robert Bo ...

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