Taking a Bite out of the Holidays: Bed Bug Central’s Holiday Charity Matches PMPs with People in Need

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Do you know anyone who needs bed bug treatment but can’t afford it? Taking the Bite Out of the Holidays, which started in 2009, is a charitable program sponsored by BedBug Central that offers free bed bug services to those in need who are suffering from bed bug infestations and cannot afford the required treatment to better their living situation. Anyone in financial need may apply for the charitable program, including group homes, shelters and nursing homes. Continue reading

USDA Announces $3.8 Million for Research to Help Farmers and Ranchers Meet Growing Demand for Organic Products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well as those adopting organic practices for the first time. The grants are funded through the Organic Transitions Program (ORG), administered by NIFA and authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

“The United States retail market for organic products is valued at more than $43 billion—and consumer demand for organic products is booming,” said NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy. “Research investments in programs like Organic Transitions helps more farms become certified organic and gain access to this growing market opportunity.” Continue reading

Supervisory Biological Science Specialist

Vacancy Announcement Number: NIFA-M16N-0038 is open to current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities. NIFA-S16N-0039 is open to US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required. Continue reading