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ELAP covers grazing and feed losses, transportation of water and feed to livestock and hauling livestock to grazing acres due to an eligible loss condition. ELAP also covers certain mortality losses, due to an eligible condition for livestock.
USDA, along with both the dairy and beef industries have been working together to quell any public fears of contaminated milk or beef from the virus outbreak in dairy cows.
The federal government is racing to complete testing, using a variety of methods that include lab tests and sampling milk and other dairy products at various stages of processing and on store shelves. Photo by Gerald Herbert/AP.
Because the affected products are no longer for sale, the FSIS said a recall was not requested. Instead, the agency has issued a health alert in case consumers have any of the ground beef in their freezer.
This rule is part of a suite of Packers and Stockyards Act rules proposed by USDA to enhance transparency, stop discrimination, and support market fairness in a range of circumstances. The final rule will be published in the Federal Register.
Both safety net programs, delivered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provide vital income support to farmers who experience substantial declines in crop prices or revenues for the 2024 crop year.
The NASDA says federal funding continues to be reduced – challenging the solvency of state programs. It says Congress and USDA must ensure consistent and reliable funding is available to sustain state meat and poultry inspection programs.
Rangelands have become increasingly vulnerable to encroachment. Traditional rangeland management has been reactive and has failed to sustain grasslands in the face of woody encroachment.


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