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USDA Investing $197 Million in Partner-Driven, Locally led Conservation

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is awarding $197 million for 41 locally led conservation projects through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP is a partner-driven program that leverages partner resources to advance innovative projects that address climate change, enhance water […]

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USDA Invests Nearly $8M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) Produce Prescription Program. The funding is part of USDA’s American Rescue Plan efforts and will be administered by USDA’s National Institute of […]

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USDA Announces the Second Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that it will hold the second virtual USDA Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on September 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The fair will showcase the latest food loss and waste mitigation technologies, innovations […]

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USDA Extends Public Comment Period to August 23 and Posts Public Webinar for the Proposed Rule to Promote Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for its proposed rule titled Transparency in Poultry Grower Contracting and Tournaments for an additional 15 days through August 23, 2022. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register June […]

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Biden-Harris Administration to Begin Accepting Applications on September 6 for USDA ReConnect Program Round 4 Funding

WASHINGTON, August 4, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that the Department will begin accepting applications on September 6 for funding to expand access to high-speed internet for millions of people in rural America nationwide, part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s […]

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Biden Administration Launches USDA-EPA Partnership to Provide Wastewater Sanitation to Underserved Communities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2022 – Today, at an event in Lowndes County, Alabama, where a significant number of residents lack access to wastewater infrastructure, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative. The new initiative will […]

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Brownfield Ag News


Funding bill addressing climate change clears Congress

The Inflation Reduction Act is headed to President Biden’s desk for signature. The legislation passed the U.S. House on Friday on a strict party-line vote, 220-207. The bill aims to expand climate-related farming practices, increases investments in conservation, rural development, and energy programs.  The bill also includes new incentives for biofuels. […]

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Grand Master Cheesemaker named at Wisconsin State Fair

Wisconsin has a new grand master cheesemaker.  Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese won the honor Thursday. Beth Crave tells Brownfield, “That is quite an honor.  It was super exciting and a shock to our whole team.” Crave tells Brownfield for her team, “It’s a labor of love and dedication to the […]

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Hot weather on much of the Plains; seasonally mild across the Midwest Corn Belt

Across the Corn Belt, showers and a few thunderstorms are spreading across the upper Midwest.  Elsewhere, ongoing dry weather is reducing soil moisture availability for summer crops, including corn and soybeans.  Some of the driest conditions exist in parts of the western Corn Belt, which also continues to experience hotter-than-normal […]

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MO ag helpline launch coming at important time

The state ag director says the Missouri Ag Department’s new AgriStress helpline was launched at an important time for farmers and ranchers. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield record input costs, drought in the southern two-thirds of the state, and flooding in eastern Missouri have been devastating for farmers. “But it’s in […]

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America's Farm Report

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Andrew Wheeler (515) 225-5409,   IOWA FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT BRENT JOHNSON ELECTED TO AMERICAN FARM BUREAU BOARD OF DIRECTORS   WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – January 12, 2022 – Iowa Farm Bureau President Brent Johnson was elected by voting delegates this week to a one-year term on the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) board of directors.  Johnson, a Calhoun County farmer and recently elected IFBF president, will represent the Midwest Region on the 19-member board […]

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