Alabama OnMed Station and USDA Protein Purchases
**Partners from Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alfa and Chambers County gathered in Lafayette last month to dedicate one of just four OnMed Care Stations in the country.
www.alfafarmers.org reports, the walk-up technology in the OnMed Station will benefit thousands of rural citizens in Chambers County and surrounding areas.
Lafayette City Fire Chief and EMS Director Jim Doody says we knew we needed to improve our way of providing health care when the COVID pandemic began.
**The USDA plans to purchase various protein items to support activities to leverage American Agriculture to feed kids and families, with potential materials like dairy, meat, fish, and poultry items.
The funds, provided through USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation, will support nearly $1 billion to purchase food for emergency food providers like food banks.
Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.
**The American Farm Bureau Federation urges the USDA to accept the National Milk Producers Federation Federal Milk Marketing Order petition.
AFBF says the petition provides a long-overdue comprehensive Federal Milk Marketing Order hearing to ensure consumers can access fresh dairy products while protecting dairy farmers from potentially harmful market conditions.
AFBF President Zippy Duvall calls on USDA to hold a hearing and asks the department to go further than a recent NMPF petition.