Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2008: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session on H.R. 3191/S. 1859, an Act Making Appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2008, and for Other Purposes, Volume 4

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Page 765 - Wildlife Services With well over one-quarter million sheep and lambs lost to predators each year, the Wildlife Services (WS) program of USDA-APHIS is vital to the economic survival of the sheep industry. The value of sheep and lambs lost to predators and predator control expenses are second only to feed costs for sheep production. Costs associated with depredation currently exceed our industry's veterinary, labor and transportation costs. Wildlife...
Page 801 - National C-FAR believes it is imperative to lay the groundwork now to respond to the many challenges and promising opportunities ahead through Federal policies and programs needed to promote the long-term health and vitality of food and agriculture for the benefit of both consumers and producers. Stronger public investment in food and agricultural research, extension and education is essential in producing research outcomes needed to help bring about beneficial and timely solutions to multiple challenges.
Page 823 - ... program without giving adequate recognition to the responsibilities of the Department of Agriculture to implement salinity control measures per Section 202 (c) of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Act. The EQIP evaluation and project ranking criteria target small watershed improvements that do not recognize that water users hundreds of miles downstream are significant beneficiaries of the salinity control program. Proposals for EQIP funding are ranked in the states of Utah, Wyoming and...
Page 828 - US Vegetable Laboratory, Charleston, SC addresses established national problems in vegetable crop production and protection with emphasis on the southeastern United States. This research program is internationally recognized for its accomplishments, which have resulted in development of over...
Page 813 - Our general conservation grant program allowed us then and continues to allow the Foundation to be highly successful in assisting the NRCS in accomplishing its mission to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. Whether it involves farm, range or grassland conservation, species management or conservation education, the Foundation strategically invests the federal funds entrusted to us in sound projects.
Page 802 - FAR appreciates the opportunity to share its views and stands ready to work with the Chair and members of this Committee in support of these important funding objectives.
Page 756 - AdvaMed is pleased to provide this testimony on behalf of our member companies and the patients and health care systems we serve around the world. AdvaMed is the largest medical technology trade association in the world, representing more than 1100 medical device, diagnostic products, and health information systems manufacturers of all sizes.
Page 758 - Again; we thank you for the opportunity to present our views; and we look forward to working with the Subcommittee to develop a sound and increasingly useful wind research program.
Page 36 - Department's bioenergy and biobased product programs, and is responsible for coordination, review and clearance of all commodity and aggregate agricultural and food-related data used to develop outlook and situation material within the Department...
Page 115 - Under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act...