Dairy Industry Receives Grants for Disease Preparedness

Will Jordan Cattle, Dairy, Industry, Livestock, Livestock News, National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), USDA-APHIS

The dairy industry has received disease preparedness resources through the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program grants awarded to The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF). Listen below to learn more.

$1.3 Million Raised for 4-H Through Clover Campaign

Dan Agri-Business, Education, This Land of Ours

Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with the National 4-H Council, announced that its Paper Clover Campaign raised over $1.3 million for 4-H youth nationwide, moving the fundraiser’s grand total to over $20 million. “We are filled with gratitude and admiration for how our local communities have shown up to help so many young people across America access 4-H programming,” says …

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Funding Available for Conservation and Climate-Smart Agriculture

Dan Agri-Business, Climate Change, Conservation, Environment, Funding, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), USDA-NRCS

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that $1.5 billion was being made available in fiscal year 2024 to invest in partner-driven conservation and climate solutions. Through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), project proposals will be accepted until July 2, 2024.  Projects funded through the RCPP will help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners adopt and …

USMEF and Beef Checkoff Drive Beef Demand Overseas 

Will Jordan Cattle, Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB), Industry, Livestock, Livestock News

Driving demand for beef domestically and abroad is the work of the Beef Checkoff Program and its contractors. One Cattlemen’s Beef Board contractor is the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Through a recent trip to South Korea and Japan, producer leaders from 10 states saw first hand how their checkoff dollar works across international markets. Listen below for more!

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Lobbying for the Farm Bill Tops $500 Million

Dan Farm Bill, Legislative, This Land of Ours

A new report from The Hill says that pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and agriculture interests have combined to spend over $400 million lobbying Congress on a new farm bill. The Union for Concerned Scientists says that’s more than four times the amount of money spent by the public sector and civil society. The report also found that between 2019 and 2023, giant …