Members of the Beef Checkoff Enhancement Working Group, which includes NCBA, have drafted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to record commitment of the organizations involved to pursue proposed changes in the program.
After a wet November and December, many remained optimistic that it would be a sign that California’s drought would be lessened significantly. Though California’s rains may have eased drought anxiety, it has fallen far short of ending the drought.
Currently 78 percent of the state is in extreme or worse drought, unchanged from last week’s report.
Agricultural producers in the Lampasas River Watershed will soon be eligible for financial assistance to help implement best management practices in their water quality management plans, according to a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan within 60 days, according to an internal email reviewed by Reuters.