National Grazing Lands Coalition

National Grazing Lands Coalition Mini Grant Application Deadline Nearing

Dan Agri-Business, Cattle, Economy, Funding, Livestock, Pasture

The National Grazing Lands Coalition wants to remind producers and landowners that the 2023 Mini Grant Application deadline is January 6, 2023. The Coalition’s mission is to promote ecologically and economically sound management of private grazing lands for all their adapted uses and multiple benefits to society. They recognize grazing lands as a major source of watershed filtration, ground water recharge, and carbon …

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Prices Up 40 Percent on Vegetables

Dan Economy, Vegetables

Americans are paying up to 40 percent more for their vegetables than in 2021, and drought is a big reason for the price hike. A new report from Daily Mail says the increase is due, in large part, to states that grow fresh produce getting hit with water cuts because of droughts and storms destroying some crops as well. For …

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Secretary Vilsack on the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Dan Agri-Business, Economy

(USDA/WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2022) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement after the U.S. Senate and U.S. House passed the fiscal year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, sending to President Biden’s desk several crucial investments to advance the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) priorities for rural America: “As we wrap up a successful year advancing USDA’s priorities to build more, …

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Federal Omnibus Deal Fails to Include Farm Labor Act

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Florida, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), Funding, Georgia, Labor and Immigration, Legislative, Regulation

On Dec. 22, the U.S. Senate passed the omnibus appropriations bill. The $1.7 trillion measure would fund the federal government through the remainder of 2023. The measure now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote to avoid a government shutdown on the evening of Dec. 23. Much to the dismay of farm groups nationwide, the Senate Affordable …