Cattlemen's College in Nashville and USDA Invests in Rural Healthcare
**Thousands of water rights holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta watershed are contemplating impacts of emergency curtailment regulations that may cut off farm water supplies.
Organic nectarine farmer Al Courchesne says, “A curtailment would be disastrous for farmers in California, but particularly for small, family farmers like myself.”
Water from the delta supplies two-thirds of Californians and millions of acres of farmland.
**Hundreds of cattlemen and women attended the 28th annual
Cattlemen’s College in Nashville, last week, held in the days before the Cattle Industry Convention & National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show.
According to the NCBA, Cattlemen’s College is one of the industry’s premier educational events and brings stimulating sessions to help generate better returns for operations.
On demand videos from Cattlemen’s College are available online for registered attendees, and for a fee to non-attendees … at https://convention.ncba.org/events-meetings/cattlemens-college.
**The USDA is making up to $500-million available in grants to help rural health care facilities, tribes and communities expand access to COVID-19 vaccines, health care services and nutrition assistance.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says through the Emergency Rural Health Care Grants, USDA will help rural hospitals and local communities increase access to vaccines and testing, medical supplies, telehealth, and food assistance.
He says these investments will also help improve the long-term viability of rural health care providers.