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Learn how  personalities contribute or help with farm stress

7/11/2020

Learn how personalities in your family and farm team can work together to reduce farm stress. on a webinar (live Thursday, July 16 at 1:00 pm and recorded)

Additional Commodities Added to CFAP Program; USDA Webinar Scheduled

7/10/2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

Additional commodities eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

7/9/2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

Additional Commodities Eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

7/9/2020

(Washington, D.C., July 9, 2020) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced an initial list of additional commodities that have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), and that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made other adjustments to the program based on comments received from agricultural producers and organizations and review of market data.

First Iowa meat processor approved for cooperative interstate shipment program

7/9/2020

“Local meat lockers play an important role in their communities and the food supply chain,” said Secretary Naig. “We pursued the CIS program to help small Iowa businesses grow, and give consumers more access to Iowa-grown meat and poultry products.”

USDA releases draft copy of the "Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule"

7/8/2020

In the proposed rule, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) recommends amending the USDA organic regulations regarding oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sale of organic agricultural products.

“Stress on the Farm: Strategies That Help” online programs beginning Monday, July 13.

7/8/2020

Given the anxiety produced by the COVID pandemic, we all need to be more aware of the signs of stress, not only for ourselves, but also so we can direct others to assistance. This program will be held during the lunch hour to meet the busy schedules of those in the agricultural community. Each program will last for one-half hour

New bills would help processors meet meat demand

7/7/2020

Introduced on July 2, the Requiring Assistance to Meat Processors for Upgrading Plants (RAMP-UP) Act would establish a program to make facility upgrade and planning grants to existing meat and poultry processors to help them move to federal inspection, which will allow them to sell their products across state lines.

Learning,  growing, giving

7/6/2020

Iowa 4-H students grow garden veggies for local food banks

Trump Signs PPP Extension Bill—Giving Small Businesses Another 5 Weeks

7/6/2020

President Trump Saturday signed into law a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program—an emergency federal loan facility for small businesses struggling because of the pandemic—for another five weeks until August 8, ...

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