FYI & Participation: 2nd Invitation-Swine Sector Meeting, Scheduled for August 20, 2021, 9:30 a.m to Noon ET

On July 31, 202, I sent an invitation to our APHIS partners to participate in the APHIS Administrator Sector Meeting on  Cervid and Swine.  Currently we are seeking 2-3 of our partners who would are involved in the Swine Industry/Farming to have a seat at the “Administrator’s Table” for the Swine Sector Meeting, scheduled for Friday, August… Continue reading FYI & Participation: 2nd Invitation-Swine Sector Meeting, Scheduled for August 20, 2021, 9:30 a.m to Noon ET

Series: Criminalizing Disability | Searchlight New Mexico

Investigating ​Special Education in New Mexico Throughout 2019, Searchlight New Mexico reporters worked with hundreds of parents—conducting interviews, holding listening sessions, collecting and analyzing student education records—to investigate the state of special education. The overwhelming theme: children are not receiving legally-required disability services in school, and instead face disproportionate discipline, often ending up swept into the… Continue reading Series: Criminalizing Disability | Searchlight New Mexico

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting applications from college students for Emerging Leaders Summit virtual event, September 16, 2021

https://www.hacu.net/NewsBot.asp?MODE=VIEW&ID=3369 The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is accepting applications from students to participate in an Emerging Leaders Summit to be held virtually on September 16, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT. The online event is being held in partnership with the College of Southern Nevada and is open to students enrolled at… Continue reading Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting applications from college students for Emerging Leaders Summit virtual event, September 16, 2021

AgNet: In Case You Missed It: ‘Unprecedented’ Water Curtailments, Winegrape Rebound, Another Change to WOTUS

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has passed emergency curtailments for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed. Approximately 5,700 water rights holders are expected to be impacted by the order, according to the SWRCB. Executive Director of the California Farm Water Coalition, Mike Wade expressed disappointment that better preparation was not made to prevent this type… Continue reading AgNet: In Case You Missed It: ‘Unprecedented’ Water Curtailments, Winegrape Rebound, Another Change to WOTUS

MEXICO: Fearing reopening of industrial pig farm, citizens protest in Mérida; A court decision on the fate of the farm is due Thursday

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/fearing-reopening-of-industrial-pig-farm-citizens-protest-in-merida/ Some 500 residents from the Mayan town of Homún, Yucatán, traveled to protest in the state capital Mérida Tuesday, fearing that a 49,000-head hog farm in the town’s vicinity would be reopened. A court decision on the matter is due Thursday.Producción Alimentaria Porcícola (Papo) was built in a Natural Protected Area that attracts tourists for… Continue reading MEXICO: Fearing reopening of industrial pig farm, citizens protest in Mérida; A court decision on the fate of the farm is due Thursday

The Eviction Crisis is a Race and Gender Wage Gap Issue

Rep. Cori Bush delivered a big win for millions of renters during a pandemic. But inequalities that make Black women particularly vulnerable to evictions will continue until they are paid their fair share. For Congresswoman Cori Bush (D-MO), sleeping away from the comfort of a bed is an unfortunately familiar feeling. Years ago, Bush had… Continue reading The Eviction Crisis is a Race and Gender Wage Gap Issue

Former Grass Seed Company Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Schemes to Defraud Simplot and its Customers

https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/former-grass-seed-company-manager-sentenced-federal-prison-schemes-defraud-simplot-and PORTLAND, Ore.—The former general manager of the Jacklin Seed Company, a Pacific Northwest producer and marketer of grass seed and turfgrass, was sentenced to federal prison today for conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering as part of multiple schemes to defraud Jacklin’s former owner, the J.R. Simplot Company, and its customers.Christopher Claypool,… Continue reading Former Grass Seed Company Manager Sentenced to Federal Prison for Schemes to Defraud Simplot and its Customers