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USDA decides to ditch additional rules for organic livestock producers
The following is a re-post from the trade journal Meating Place.  USDA announced the agency has decided to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017. The withdrawal becomes effective May...

A Rare Opportunity for Aerial Seeding of Rangeland in Mendocino County
We have a rare opportunity for aerial seeding of rangeland as the window for planting is closing in about 30 days. After about December 15th our soil temps become too cold for good germination. Diane Curry, Interim Agricultural Commissioner, was...

Sources of Rice Straw for Mulch and Erosion Control
Post fire inventories include a lot for ranchers, e.g. stock, forage, fence, buildings and equipment losses immediately come to mind. Equally important is an inventory of potential sediment sources from hill slopes, fire cut roads and riparian areas...

Livestock Indemnity Program for Fire Stock Losses
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) to reimburse producers up to 75% of the market value of animals lost due to adverse weather conditions. Adverse weather conditions under LIP include wildfires. All...

Save the Date: Post Fire Recovery Workshop
See the attached flier for date, time and location of a joint agency sponsored workshop for those impacted by the recent fires.  

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