USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

0
WASHINGTON, March 14, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through USDA Natural Resources C...

United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products...

0
LIMA, Peru, March 14, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the U.S. government has reached agreement with the government of Peru to remove barriers for U.S. beef exports to Peru that have remained in effect since 2003, opening one of the fastest growing markets in Latin America t...

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the country

0

Oklahoma has significantly higher food insecurity than the national average. Currently, the state ranks 10th in the nation for food insecurity, said Janice Hermann, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist.

“There are more than 656,000 Oklahomans struggling with food insecurity every day,” she said. “To put it in persp...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Join President Obama and Cabinet Delegation on...

0
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join President Obama when he travels to Cuba later this month. This historic visit - the first by a sitting U.S. President in nearly 90 years - is another demonstration of the President’s commitment to chart a new course for U.S.-Cuban relations and connect U.S. and Cuban citizens...

Nutrition program helps Oklahomans get healthier

0

But it also is true that for some, there is a big gap between understanding the need to live healthier and actually doing so. This is where important initiatives such as Community Nutrition Education Programs come into play, giving Oklahomans the tools and support they need to make that crucial leap to making positive choices for better health.

“I d...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Leads Business Leaders on Trade Mission to Peru,...

0
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2016 – Leaders from 34 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on a trade mission to Peru and Chile, March 14 to March 18, to expand export opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products. Peru and Chile are also members of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), w...

MU FAPRI baseline projects rough agricultural economy

0

Media contact:
Jason Vance
Writer
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9731
E-Mail: [email protected]

Story source: Pat Westhoff, 573-882-4647

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The next 10 years could be difficult for farmers. That was the message of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) annual baseline report delivered to...

Missouri Agriculture Awarded $2.4 Million to Expand Cover Crops on Farmland

0
Missouri Agriculture Awarded $2.4 Million to Expand Cover Crops on Farmland...

Heath Sanders named new OSU Cooperative Extension area agronomist

0

“Heath is an extremely well-respected young agronomist; we consider ourselves fortunate to have a professional of his caliber and firsthand experience as a member of our team,” said Bob LeValley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension southwest district director.

Sanders has served Oklahoma as an OSU Cooperative Extension assistant...

USDA Announces Grants to Support Strategies to Reduce Child Food Insecurity...

0
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the USDA Rural Child Poverty Nutrition Center at the University of Kentucky awarded $1.3 million in grants to help reduce child food insecurity in 17 rural communities. The funding, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000, will help these rural communities implement c...
- Advertisement -