Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN)

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November 15, 2019

USDA Invites Input on Conservation Stewardship Program Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2019 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program. CSP, the nation’s largest conservation program in terms of participating land, is designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect upon publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill...

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November 14, 2019

Humane Farming Mentorship is accepting applications for 2020 program!

FACT’s mentorship program is for beginning livestock and poultry farmers seeking personalized guidance from an experienced farmer on business strategies and management practices. It is designed for farmers who wish to raise their animals on pasture using sustainable, humane methods. The program requires a one-year commitment and runs from the end of February 2020 to February 2021.

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November 8, 2019

Nominate Your Farmer Hero!

Over the past ten years, Farm Aid has highlighted the work of more than 150 Farmer Heroes all over the country. They have shown us everything from how their practices protect our soil and water while slowing climate change, to how they grow local economies and strengthen their communities. We've featured everyone from a farmer growing vegetables on Chicago rooftops, to Iowa farmers organizing against factory farms and a North Carolina poultry farmer fighting corporate power. Their innovative approaches to growing and raising good food inspire us as we build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America.

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November 7, 2019

Northeast SARE Farmer Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

The call for proposals and online submission system are now open for Northeast SARE's Farmer Grant Program! Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

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