avian influenza

USDA’s REAP Awards; Bird Flu Help Online
**The latest numbers from USDA Rural Development show the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, which was originally created in the 2002 farm bill, has awarded nearly $3-billion in grants and loan guarantees since it was reauthorized and given substantial funding in the 2008 farm bill...
Trump Proposes USDA Cuts; More Bird Flu in Tennessee
**President Trump is proposing to slash the Agriculture Department’s field staff and also make deep reductions in research, rural development and international food aid.
A 62-page budget summary released by the White House is skimpy on details but it calls for a $4...
Perry Sworn as Secretary of Energy; First Cases of Bird Flu
**The Senate has confirmed Rick Perry as the nation’s 14th Secretary of Energy, a department he once vowed to abolish.
He was sworn in following the 62-37 vote.
During his confirmation hearing, the former Texas governor told lawmakers he regrets his statement about doing away with DOE …
Monsanto Merger a No Go; Canadian Poultry Ban Lifted
Monsanto announced Wednesday that they are no longer pursuing the current proposal for Syngenta. In a news release, Monsanto announced Syngenta said Monsanto’s enhanced proposal did not meet financial expectations. Monsanto will continue its focus on opportunities within its existing core business a…

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