06-13-20 USDA-AMS: CFAP Webinars for Stakeholder Organizations and Ag Producers Announced (Updated)

CFAP Webinars for Stakeholder Organizations and Ag Producers Announced (Updated)

FSA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Producer Education Webinar #3:  Non-Specialty Crop & Livestock Producers

June 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we talk with one of the CFAP National Program Specialists to discuss what non-specialty crop and livestock producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) process how to submit additional commodities for consideration to USDA before the June 22, 2020 request for information deadline. Registration

FSA Programs in the Time of Coronavirus Producer Education Webinar

June 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Join us as we discuss what producers should know to sign up for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which ends August 28, 2020.  Also learn more about other FSA programs with producer flexibilities during COVID-19 and also a review of targeted funding for beginning and other underserved farmers and ranchers in other programs. Registration

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06-13-20 CLA: Share Your COVID-19 Prevention Strategies

CLA : Share Your COVID-19 Prevention Strategies

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, you have likely already implemented creative strategies and solutions to maintain business continuity and protect you, your family, and your employees from COVID-19. The High Plains Intermountain Center for Ag Health and Safety (HICAHS) at CSU is highlighting these practical and innovative solutions being used at ag operations.

Share your strategies and solutions with HICAHS using this survey form.  Each week, two submissions will receive a $100 gift card and will be featured on HICAHS’ website and social media pages. Submission form will be open through July 5, 2020. Continue reading

06-12-20 EPA: Carcass Management of Non-Diseased Animals in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

EPA Carcass Management of Non-Diseased Animals in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

This document is intended to help producers and facilities with non-diseased carcass management during the current Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Due to Covid-19, animal production and processing facilities are encountering challenges associated with certain livestock and poultry processing plant closures due to workforce and staffing issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak at those plants. As a result of these shutdowns, and other factors, some animal production facilities may need to depopulate by euthanizing animals. Unlike mortalities at normal rates, large-scale mortalities present challenges that are not part of the typical operation of these facilities. Operators are typically advised to have plans for emergency large-scale mortalities; for example, due to extreme weather or disease. However, those plans may be insufficient given the extensive challenges being faced at the current time. Continue reading

06-13-20 CLA: Hours of Service Emergency Declaration (for livestock hauling) Extended until July 14th

CLA: Hours of Service Emergency Declaration (for livestock hauling) Extended until July 14th

On Monday, July 8th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a modification to its Emergency Declaration that would extend it until July 14.

Beginning June 15, the regulatory relief will be limited to motor carriers and truck drivers transporting the following freight: Continue reading