USDA to take economic pulse of U.S. agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend the next several months gathering production practices information from farmers and ranchers across the nation through the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The results of this survey will serve as a baseline for numerous federal policies and programs that affect U.S. farms and farm families.
- Cullman County FCCLA pork cookoff winners
USDA finalizes new microloan program
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new microloan program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to help small and family operations, beginning, and socially disadvantaged farmers secure loans under $35,000.
Puckett recognized for 50 years of U.S. Government service
The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service recently recognized Cliff Puckett for 50 years of U.S. Government service at its North Team meeting.
Griffin recognized for U.S. Government service
The United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service recently recognized Murray Griffin for 35 years of U.S. Government service at its North Team meeting.
Mexico, Canada partner on program for guest workers
When Oscar Reyes heads north for seasonal work every spring, he no longer pays a smuggler to sneak him through the desert past the U.S. Border Patrol.
He takes Air Canada.
2012 hottest on record in continental U.S., NOAA says
Last year was the hottest on record for the continental United States, shattering the previous mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.
Holiday storms have limited impact on US drought
Holiday storms that pounded much of the nation with snow and rain did little to ease the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades.
'Dairy Cliff' Deal Sends Farmers Back to Square One on New Law
The fiscal-cliff settlement, which extends the most-recent agriculture law until September, is frustrating farm groups that spent 2012 pushing new programs and now must start again under a tougher spending outlook.
Farming 101 to be offered by the Cullman County Extension Agency
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is developing a program in north Alabama called Farming 101 for beginning farmers.
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