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Assistance Available through NRCS for Ag Land Damaged by Hurricane Michael

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 26, 2018 — Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Agricultural producers in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes,…

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Pregnancy and Labor in Cows for Sale

Determining pregnancy in cattle has benefits and can be an effective management tool. The ability to determine pregnancy can allow you to make timely culling decisions and sell cows at the livestock auction that are too high risk. (High-risk cows can be ones that lost their calf the year before or ones that don’t produce…

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USDA Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence

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Assistance Request Deadline is Dec. 5, 2018 WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting requests for assistance to help communities implement critical emergency measures and restore eligible infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, houses, and businesses as a result of damage caused…

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USDA Provides 12 Hurricane-Hit Florida Counties with Additional SNAP Food Options

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2018 — As part of a continuing effort to provide relief from the effects of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that households in 12 Florida counties that may not normally be eligible for nutrition assistance under regular Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rules may temporarily qualify for Disaster…

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USDA Announces 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2018 – Early bird registration is now open for the 95th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), the largest annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This two-day event will take place on Feb. 21-22, 2019, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. This year’s forum, which is being…

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Hot Foods Purchases Approved for SNAP Recipients in 23 Georgia Counties

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2018 — To provide relief from the impacts of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 23 Georgia counties to buy hot foods with their benefits through Nov. 17, 2018. “Hurricane Michael ravaged communities, leaving…

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USDA Announces Update to National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

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WASHINGTON, October 24, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today the first update since 2013 of the National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (PDF, 340 KB). The update culminates a yearlong review by the Federal Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinating Committee (FIPMCC), a joint effort that is coordinated by the…

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Secretary Sonny Perdue Appoints New Members to USDA NAREEE Advisory Board

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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24, 2018 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 10 members to serve on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board. “These members of the NAREEE Advisory Board help ensure that our work at USDA is facts-based, data-driven, and customer-focused,” Perdue said. “They bring real-world knowledge…

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Euro's Fate May Be In Italy's Hand

In the summer of 2012, newly installed European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi promised to “do whatever it takes” to prevent Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland from defaulting on their debt.  The market took him at his word.  Over the next few years, yield spreads between Italy and Spain narrowed versus the core countries…

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