USDA Seeks Nominees for the United Soybean Board by May 19th

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for positions on the United Soybean Board. Vacancies for producer member positions will occur in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.  There are alternate vacancies in Alabama, South Carolina, and Texas. Any …

USDA Seeks Nominators to American Lamb Board

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is accepting applications from lamb producers, seedstock producers, feeders, or first handers interested in nominating members to the American Lamb Board.  Applications are due by March 16, 2017. The primary considerations in determining the eligibility of state, regional, or national organizations to participate in nominating individuals for board membership are:

USDA Seeks Local Food Grant Reviewers

Dan Industry News Release

Applications for Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program and Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it is seeking reviewers to evaluate grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP).  Local food grants strengthen America’s rural communities by supporting direct …

$27 Million Available to Support Local Food Sector

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. “These grants will continue USDA’s support for the local food sector as an important strategy for keeping wealth in rural communities,” said AMS Administrator Elanor …