Newsletter Volume 7, 2024

USDA 1890 National Scholars Program Accepting Applications¬† Application Deadline: March 1, 2024 The application window for the 2024 USDA 1890 National Scholars Program opened on December 15. This Program provides educational and career opportunities for U.S. citizens seeking bachelor’s degrees from an 1890 Land Grant University. The scholarship provides full tuition, fees, books, room and …

Coastal Prairie Conservancy and Partners Awarded $25 million for the Texas Grasslands and Savannas Initiative

The Coastal Prairie Conservancy (CPC) along with its partner organizations announced this week a $25 million pledge from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This award will support the Texas Grasslands and Savannas Initiative, which aims to permanently preserve lands and improve soil health, leading to enhanced carbon …

Newsletter Volume 5, 2023

Biden administration urges 16 states to address funding disparities faced by land-grant HBCUs The Biden administration demanded governors in 16 states address a more than $12 billion funding disparity between land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their non-HBCU counterparts, according to the US Department of Agriculture. In joint letters sent to the governors …

Newsletter Volume 4, 2023

2024 Young Farmer Grant Texas Agricultural Producers are encouraged to apply for the 2024 Young Farmer Grant (YFG) program. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is now accepting applications for this grant. YFG is administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The purpose of this program is to provide financial …

Newsletter Volume 3, 2023

Underserved and Veteran Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters: 6th Annual 2501 Partnership Symposium The 1990 Farm Bill created the 2501 Program to help underserved farmers, ranchers, and foresters, who have historically experienced limited access to USDA programs and services. The 2014 Farm Bill expanded the 2501 Program to include veterans. The 2501 Program is officially called Outreach …

Newsletter Volume 2, 2023

Farm Bill Outreach Program Texas Coalition of Rural Landowners in conjunction with the Marlin, TX Booker T. Washington Alumni Association will be hosting two meetings to provide insight into the Farm Bill process and its effect on rural America. The two-session program will feature speakers from USDA and local organizations to provide information about Farm …

Newsletter Volume 1, 2023

2022 Census of Agriculture Deadline to response is Feb.6th 2023 The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even small plots of land – whether rural or urban – growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products …

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