Archive for November 2018

USDA Provides Additional Food Disaster Assistance in Three California Counties Hit by Wildfires

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that households in three California counties have been approved to receive Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits. D-SNAP will be offered in parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the impact of the Woolsey and Hill wildfires, and Butte…

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Statement of Secretary Perdue on Signing of USMCA

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(Washington, D.C., November 30, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new trade pact, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), replacing the outdated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “I have often said that we live in the best neighborhood on Earth – North America…

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USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities That Will Benefit More Than 761,000 Americans

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $291 million (PDF, 142 KB) to build or improve community infrastructure and essential services for 761,000 residents in 18 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. “Modern community facilities and…

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USDA Invests in Innovative Management of California Water Supply

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(Maxwell, CA, November 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $449 million to help build an innovative water management system that will increase the reliability of the California water supply and create more than 560 jobs in the Sacramento Valley. Secretary…

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Confirmation of Stephen Vaden for Key USDA Post

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0252.18 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] (Washington, D.C., November 27, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the Senate’s long-awaited confirmation of Stephen Vaden to serve as General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Secretary Perdue issued the following statement: “I’m pleased that Stephen…

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Methanol’s U.S. Revival and Global Growth Scenarios

In the U.S. markets, the strong growth rate in installed capacity has been driven by U.S. shale. Changing economics in methanol production are transforming the U.S. industry from a small producer requiring imports to meet demand, to a major exporter and supplier to the global marketplace. Most chemical and refining processes use natural gas as…

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Where’s the Beef? On Its Way to China

(Bloomberg) – China, a nation of pork lovers, has developed an appetite for overseas beef that could see it buying record amounts this year. The biggest consumer of global commodities boosted beef imports by almost 80 percent in October from a year earlier to 92,435 tons, customs data showed. That brings this year’s shipments to more than…

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Study: Fumonisin Not Detrimental to Beef Cattle Diets

Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in grain price discounts due to fumonisin, Dr. Jenny Jennings, AgriLife Research beef nutritionist in Amarillo, conducted a controlled beef cattle feeding study to determine the…

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Ammoniated Corn Residue Equal to Medium Quality Grass Hay?

Ammoniation can be used to make low quality forages, like corn residue, have digestibility and protein content that is the equivalent of, or slightly better than, grass hay.  The Process of Ammoniation Ammoniation of corn residue is relatively easy (although working with anhydrous ammonia can be dangerous and proper safety precautions must be taken).  To…

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