Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Grasslands Assistance

USDA-300Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that beginning September 1st, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as Continue reading

Farm Service Agency Seeking County Committee Members

FSAThe U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins on Monday. To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an agency administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election Continue reading

USDA Invests in Sage Grouse Conservation

sage_grouse-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced $200 million in new funding to support another four years of sage-grouse habitat improvements through the federal farm bill. This comes as the USDA simultaneously released a report detailing the scope of previous conservation efforts under the Continue reading

USDA Awards Money for Hydropower Programs

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $8 million to projects in Colorado’s 3rd District under the agency’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) created under the new conservation title of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Continue reading

Tipton Questions USDA’s Water Claims

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Robert Bonnie during a House Agriculture Subcommittee hearing to review the Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Agricultural Exemptions. During the hearing, Tipton contested Bonnie’s claims that agriculture producers’ access to water would be Continue reading

U.S.D.A. Accepting Applications for Biomass funding

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) began accepting applications this week from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy. The support comes through the Continue reading

USDA Provides Funds to Universities and Extension Offices

USDA-300Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding $6 million to universities and cooperative state extension services to develop online decision tools Continue reading