Secret Site Map
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Home News USDA Allocates $45 million for Plant Health Initiatives

USDA Allocates $45 million for Plant Health Initiatives

USDA will fund more than 200 projects to strengthen plant heath initiatives, which include more than $6 million for an expanded pest detection system in California and $3.3 million for a survey of pest pathways in the U.S.

| January 25, 2010

Close to $45 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund more than 200 projects to strengthen plant heath initiatives.

The projects include more than $6 million for an expanded pest detection system in California and $3.3 million for a survey of pest pathways in the U.S. The funding was included in the 2008 farm bill.

More than 50 cooperators, including state departments of agriculture, nonprofit organizations, universities and USDA agencies, are conducting more than 200 projects, according to the agency’s news release.

“Projects funded as part of this effort will ensure that farmers and specialty crop growers remain a viable segment of our national agricultural landscape,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in the release.

More details about the spending plan will be available at USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Web site.

USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is expected to announce some of the funding awards on Jan. 21 at the University of California-Davis.

Source: USDA-APHIS


 

Top news

Bill That Would Impact Neonicotinoid Use in California on Governor's Desk

AB 1789, which would create a timeline for the Department of Pesticide Regulation to complete its current reevaluation of neonicotinoids, has passed the legislature and is now awaiting the governor's signature.

Massey Services Acquires Austin-Based Green Pest Services

The joining of the two companies further expands Massey Services’ residential pest prevention services footprint throughout Texas.

Arrow Exterminators Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The company joins the fight to beat ALS with donation to ALS association.

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues.

RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

During its 24th annual meeting RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board.