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|Winter 2024 Supplement (1,522KB)
In this Supplement:
Free Webinar on February 29: learn about the California Rancher Sustainability Assessment
Beef Cattle Health Webinar Series, Tuesdays in February
New UC Poultry Health App needs early users
USDA NAHMS Sheep Study 2024
|December 2023 (1,270KB)
In this issue:
-Poultry workshop recording available
-Neonatal Beef Calf workshop
-California Rancher Sustainability Assessment module: Succession Planning
General news on livestock and natural resources
Wolves in Tulare County as of 2023
In August 2023, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) confirmed the presence of a new wolf pack in Tulare County. CDFW offers a compensation program to reimburse ranchers for livestock depredations and for new practices implemented to avoid depredation, such as range riding, turbo fladry, and installing game cameras. Learn more about the Compensation Program here.
USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to Protect Working Grasslands
The CRP is open for continuous enrollment. Enrolled lands earn rent from USDA in exchange for reducing certain uses. Find out more about the 2023 Grasslands CRP enrollment here, or read the Continuous CRP program factsheet here.
Healthy Soils Program
CDFA's Healthy Soils Program (HSP) offers incentives and financial support for agricultural management practices that sustain healthy soils and increase or maintain carbon storage in soils. More information on this initiative can be found here.
As of April 1, 2017, there are new disease traceability/tagging and trichomoniasis (trich) testing requirements in California.
CDFA has summarized the changes in their April newsletter, which you can download here.