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Volunteers needed for fair

Kennewick The Benton Franklin Fair needs volunteers willing to supervise various exhibit areas this August.
Departments are managed by volunteers known as superintendents and the Fair has openings in the following areas: 
4-H Clothing Judging
Fine Arts & Photography Building
Open Class Wool exhibits 
Fiber Arts
Homemade Wine & Beer

USDA to Give Priority Funding for Regional Economic Development Projects

USDA - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's plan to implement a Farm Bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the Department helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic development strategies. The new Regional Development Priority (RDP) policy will make it easier for rural communities to access resources to invest in long-term community development efforts by giving priority to applications for Rural Development programs that include regional partnerships and strategies.

USDA reminds farmers to certify Conservation Compliance by June 1 deadline

Washington The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers to file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form (AD-1026) with their local USDA Service Center by June 1, 2015. The 2014 Farm Bill requires producers to have the form on file in order to remain eligible, or to become eligible for crop insurance premium support.

Registration deadline extended for free Hunter Education Jamboree

Yakima-The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the deadline through May 25 to register for a Hunter Education Jamboree.
The jamboree, scheduled June 6-7 in Yakima County, offers prospective hunters who have completed online hunter education coursework an opportunity to complete field skills requirements. The original registration deadline was set to expire May 15.