USDA Offers $20 Million in Drought Aid to California
Feb. 05--The federal drought aid announced Tuesday could bring drinking water to some beef cattle, improved irrigation systems for some farmers and soil erosion controls for those who will not grow a crop this year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $20 million to California, a small fraction of the federal aid that could come if the drought does not ease.
Part of the money is aimed at areas that have lost at least 85 percent of their irrigation allotments. They include parts of the western and southern San Joaquin Valley, where many farmers expect zero water from the California State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project this year.
"We in California are...[Read More]
Registration Open for AFIA’s 2014 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
The American Feed Industry Association’s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference is quickly approaching and we don’t want you to miss out! This year’s PISC will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., March 12-14, inside Caesars Palace Hotel. The early-bird deadline and hotel cut-off are this Friday, Feb. 7.
For a copy of the brochure, click here.
For a copy of the current registration list: as of February 3, 2014.
The early bird rate for registering online before Feb. 7, is $599 for members, $2,050 for non-members and $105 for spouses.[Read More]
AFIA’s EMC Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for Spring 2014
Arlington, Va., January 22, 2014 -- The American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee is now accepting applications from universities for its two new scholarship opportunities. The scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, will support students who have chosen educational pathways in the feed and grain industry at a qualified, higher educational institution.
“The first EMC scholarship partnership began with Kansas State University,” said Keith Epperson, AFIA’s vice president of manufacturing and training. “With the help of IFEEDER (the Institute for Feed Education & Research), EMC is now searching for two additional universities to partner with beginning in spring...[Read More]