Appeals court rejects pork producers’ challenge to Calif. animal housing law

California‘s Proposition 12 has survived a challenge in a federal appeals court brought by the National Pork Producers Council and American Farm Bureau Federation, which alleged it imposed excessive costs on out-of-state pork producers who will have to comply with the law’s animal housing requirements. “For dormant Commerce Clause purposes, laws that increase compliance costs,… Continue reading Appeals court rejects pork producers’ challenge to Calif. animal housing law

The Montana Standard] Guest view: NCAT helps combat the megadrought with ‘Soil for Water’

https://mtstandard.com/opinion/columnists/guest-view-ncat-helps-combat-the-megadrought-with-soil-for-water/article_4616b24e-7a5b-5e68-914f-defc64b9acbe.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share The soil that covers 93 million acres of sprawling Texas rangeland holds a remarkable story. It’s a tale of opportunity and ruin. At its best, the soil beneath our feet is the source of life, food and economic security. At its worst, that same soil can crumble ranchers’ livelihoods and put at risk our… Continue reading The Montana Standard] Guest view: NCAT helps combat the megadrought with ‘Soil for Water’

What’s in It for Ag in the Spending Package — Politico Pro–Summary Courtesy of the AGree Advisory Committee

What’s in It for Ag in the Spending Package — Politico ProSource: Politico ProJuly 28, 2021Ximena Bustillo “The House on Tuesday breezed through amendments to the fiscal 2022 Agriculture-FDA spending bill (part of a broader appropriations package), adopting 19 largely uncontroversial changes by voice vote and several others by recorded vote, while rejecting several Republican… Continue reading What’s in It for Ag in the Spending Package — Politico Pro–Summary Courtesy of the AGree Advisory Committee

White House Latino Stakeholders: Stakeholders Call Tomorrow, Historic Deal on Infrastructure & Key Updates

I invite everyone to join our bi-weekly Latino Stakeholders calls tomorrow 2:00-2:30PM ET. We will deliver updates on the Build Back Better agenda, immigration, youth vaccination, and emergency rental assistance. Call information below. In addition, a few highlights on activity from the Administration over the last week below. Bi-weekly Latino Stakeholders Call  Time: Tomorrow, Thursday,… Continue reading White House Latino Stakeholders: Stakeholders Call Tomorrow, Historic Deal on Infrastructure & Key Updates

Chef José Andrés habla sobre los 100 millones de dólares que le ha dado Bezos, sus nuevos restaurantes y su labor filantrópica | Forbes España

José Andrés, renombrado chef y filántropo, asume roles duales como líder de la organización sin fines de lucro World Central Kitchen (Premio Princesa de Asturias de la Concordia 2021), conocida por su trabajo en la entrega de alimentos a raíz de desastres naturales y humanitarios, y como cocinero y propietario de ThinkFoodGroup, un grupoo de… Continue reading Chef José Andrés habla sobre los 100 millones de dólares que le ha dado Bezos, sus nuevos restaurantes y su labor filantrópica | Forbes España

Cynthia Jasso-Rotunno, Small Business Administration, Associate Administrator, Office of Communications & Public Liaison

Ms. Jasso-Rotunno has been selected to serve as the Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications and Public Liaison (OCPL), of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In this role, Ms. Jasso-Rotunno serves as a Senior Executive providing executive oversight, management, direction, and leadership to OCPL operations and has the principal responsibility for developing and implementing effective… Continue reading Cynthia Jasso-Rotunno, Small Business Administration, Associate Administrator, Office of Communications & Public Liaison

Western cities’ water shortages show we have little time to waste

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/jul/25/western-cities-water-shortages-show-we-have-little/ A tractor tears dried dirt on land that was unplanted this year due to the water shortage on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in Tulelake, Calif. This summer for the first time ever, hundreds of farmers along the California-Oregon border who rely on irrigation from a depleted, federally managed lake aren’t getting any water from… Continue reading Western cities’ water shortages show we have little time to waste

Biden-Harris Administration Provides $100 Million to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach in Their Communities to Increase Vaccinations

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided nearly $100 million to rural health clinics across the country to support outreach efforts to increase vaccinations in rural communities. The funds will go to more than 1,980 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) who will use these resources to develop and implement additional vaccine confidence… Continue reading Biden-Harris Administration Provides $100 Million to Rural Health Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccine Outreach in Their Communities to Increase Vaccinations

USDA Announces July 2021 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

https://www.fsa.usda.gov/news-room/news-releases/2021/usda-announces-july-2021-lending-rates-for-agricultural-producers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for July 2021, which are effective July 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment and storage structures, or meet cash flow needs. Operating,… Continue reading USDA Announces July 2021 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers