rural veterinary

Efforts Being Made to Address Rural Veterinary Shortages

Dan Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Legislative, Livestock, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Regulation, Sheep-Goats

Lawmakers have reintroduced the Rural Veterinary Workforce Act, formerly known as the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act. Introduced in both the House and Senate, the legislation would expand its reach. The Program helps increase access to food animal veterinary services in rural areas by assisting with the significant obstacle of educational debt. The legislation would end the federal …


Commissioner Wilton Simpson Announces Cost-Share Assistance for Agricultural Producers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia 

Dan Agri-Business, Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Citrus, Crop Insurance, Dairy, Economy, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Funding, Pollinators

~ Maximum grant for eligible producers raised from $50,000 to $150,000 ~ (FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 21,2023) — Today, Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced a cost-share assistance program to support agricultural producers severely impacted by Hurricane Idalia. The cost-share assistance program will be administered though the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) Office of Agricultural Water Policy and will support …


AFBF: Dairy Make Allowances Reform a Must

Dan American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Dairy, Marketing

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) economist Danny Munch presented testimony this week at the ongoing Federal Milk Marketing Order Pricing Formula hearing. This is the third time an AFBF representative has testified at the hearing. The testimony focuses on adjusting make allowances, or the estimated costs that dairy processors incur to convert milk to consumable dairy products, like cheese and butter. …


CattleCon24 Registration Continues

Dan Beef, Cattle, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

Cattle producers are being reminded that registration and housing continues for the 2024 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. It will be held in Orlando, Florida, January 31-February 2, 2024. Attendees can take part in a variety of educational opportunities including the CattleFax Outlook Seminar, weather and industry updates, grazing management workshops, guest speakers on the trade show floor, …


Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation Scholarship Application Period Opens Soon

Dan Alabama, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation, Beef, Cattle, Education

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Foundation will soon start accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors looking to head to college next year. According to Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) Executive Vice President, Erin Beasley, the deadline to get those in is November 5th. Or learn more by contacting the ACA office in Montgomery at 334-265-1867.


Applications Due Friday for Scholarships to Advance Beef Industry

Dan Beef, Cattle, Education, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF)

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) will be accepting applications for the annual W.D. Farr Scholarship program through Friday, September 22, 2023. The scholarship recognizes outstanding graduate students pursuing careers in meat science and animal agriculture. Two $15,000 grants are awarded to graduate students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics and leadership and are committed to the advancement of the beef …