he grant was one of 70 announced on Sept. 14 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
September 15, 2022
The grant will fund a project led by Maple Hill to expand climate-smart markets for our small family dairy farmers and enable a network of partners and producers to further enhance industry leading climate-smart practices by incentivizing implementation and providing training support
The co-op applied for the grant earlier this year through the USDA’s new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program.
September 14, 2022
Edge will spearhead a multi-partner project ― Farmer-led Climate Smart Commodities Initiative: Building Success from the Ground Up ― aimed at expanding climate-smart markets and establishing dairy and sugar as climate-smart commodities.
The $600M facility is slated to open in early 2024 and will process approximately 8 million pounds of milk per day.
September 9, 2022
The Pasco facility will be outfitted with two specialized milk dryers and two packaging lines for
powdered milk products (or what the dairy industry calls “premium proteins”), two butter churns, two
bulk butter packaging lines (for commercial and institutional customers), and five consumer butter
USDA will pump an additional $4.3 billion into school and child care meals this school year.
July 22, 2022
IDFA applauded USDA for taking the significant boost in funding provided by the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act and adding what resources they could to truly bolster the balance sheets of school meals professionals dealing with inflationary pressures.
Reimbursable grants of up to $250,000 each will be awarded to dairy processors in five Midwestern states through a competitive review process.
May 27, 2022
Dairy product manufacturers in five Midwestern states may prepare now to apply for a new $1 million round of grants to be administered by the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA).
The agency also unveils New Climate Partnership Initiative, requests public input.
September 30, 2021
On Sept. 29, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges facing America’s agricultural producers. These include assistance to address challenges and costs associated with drought, animal health, market disruptions for agricultural commodities, and school food-supply chain issues.
Congress recently passed COVID-19-relief legislation that includes significant resources to help USDA provide nutritious food to families in need through the remainder of the pandemic. This has resulted in the creation of new food distribution programs, as well as changes to existing ones.
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