The American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 36th annual survey indicates the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31, or less than $6 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14 percent increase from last year’s average of $46.90.
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USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently announced that a vaccine used in combination with safer pesticides has eradicated a multi-pesticide resistant population of cattle ticks from a dairy and beef production farm in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.
Annie’s Project, Farm Credit Partner on New Agriculture Women’s Community & Leadership Survey. Complete by Sept. 7th Deadline
The USDA will invest nearly $32 million this year to mitigate wildfire risk, improve water quality and restore healthy forest ecosystems in 24 states and Puerto Rico. The work will be done through the Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Projects, which focus on areas where public forests and grasslands intersect with privately-owned lands.
USDA has announced expedited SNAP protocols for Puerto Rico residents affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.