Tag: USDA

USDA Announces Updates for Honeybee Producers

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements. ELAP was previously more »

USDA-ARS Funding may be cut. Beekeepers urged to call their Congressmen!

House Republican leadership have released a partial listing of proposed cuts to the FY 2011 Continuing Appropriations bill totaling over $40 billion dollars. According to Congressman Hal Rodgers (R-KY), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, this is “the largest reduction in discretionary spending in the history of our nation.” Included in the list of proposed more »