Sunday, May 28, 2017
USDA Reorganization

Sec. of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a the creation of an undersecretary for trade and foreign agriculture affairs and changes in Rural Development.
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USDA delays an organic livestock and poultry practices rule an additional six-months, to Nov. 14. Producers have a new 30-day comment window.

More than $27,000 will be awarded by the American Jersey Cattle Association for educational opportunities this year. The deadline to apply is July 1.

William “Monty” Elam graduated last weekend, earning a bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science online through Penn State World Campus.
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Farmers and produce growers hope President Trump will recognize the importance of immigrant labor in the U.S.
Ohio farmland

Both chambers of the Ohio legislature have now approved bills calling for CAUV reform.

The 2017 Carolyn Blum Memorial Pennsylvania Poultry Youth Service Award was presented to Kim Munden, of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

The American Chestnut Foundation has received $600,000 in grants from the Colcom Foundation, Allegheny Foundation and an anonymous foundation.

Probiotics may create a way to use antibiotic-free treatment for Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.

Zane Trace FFA was honored as a gold rated chapter at the Ohio FFA Convention May 4-5.
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