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River Valley Extension District Poultry Testing Changes


River Valley Extension District will be changing county fair requirements for poultry testing. Previously, River Valley has invited Kansas Division of Animal Health (KDAH) and USDA personnel to conduct Avian Influenza and Pullorum testing for county fairs. However, recent outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in numerous states have raised concerns about avian influenza in exhibition poultry. Therefore, testing …

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Summerfield Elementary Making National News

Summerfield Elementary School is making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and community. Healthy items are being featured on their menus and physical education and activity emphasized. Summerfield elementary qualified for the gold award of distinction, which means they will win a monetary incentive of $2,000 and will also be presented a plaque …

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Highlight Efforts to Landon Lecture at Kansas State University

UPDATED Media Advisory:   *Note: The previously advised Monday travel to Kansas City has been canceled due to scheduling conflict.   WASHINGTON, April 6, 2012 – On TUESDAY, Secretary Vilsack will present Kansas State University’s Spring 2012 Landon Lecture on Why America Needs Agriculture. The prestigious Landon Lecture Series began in 1996 and is hosted in honor of Governor Alfred M. Landon. …

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Fake USDA Faxes Being Received

USDA officials learned late Friday afternoon, March 16, 2012, that fraudulent letters are being sent by FAX to individuals and businesses in at least four states.  The letters purportedly come from a USDA procurement officer and seek personal information.     These letters are false and in no case should a recipient respond with personal and financial information.  The fraudulent letters …

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