Community Briefs: January 26, 2013
Livestock project added
The Glenn County Fair has added dairy stocker calves as a new livestock project to the 2013 premium book.
These are dairy bulls that exhibitors will raise from a few days old until 90 days of age.
Exhibitors will be able to sell the calves at the fair on May 18, after the dairy replacement heifer sale.
A mandatory meeting for all junior exhibitors interested in participating will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the poultry building at the Glenn County Fairgrounds, 221 E. Yolo St., Orland.
For more information, contact Tim Pedrozo at 514-3837 or email@example.com.
Funding applications available
The US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for special conservation initiatives funded through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help producers conserve energy, address resource concerns on certified organic operations or those transitioning to organic production, and achieve a number of other environmental benefits.
Funding is for the On-Farm Energy Initiative, which helps producers conserve energy on their operations; Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative, which helps producers install high tunnels designed to extend the growing season into the cold months, improving plant and soil quality and reducing nutrient and pesticide transport; and Organic Initiative, which helps producers to install conservation practices on certified organic operations or those working toward organic certification.
Applications received by Feb. 15 will be evaluated for funding priority. Applications received after Feb. 15 may be considered for future funding.
For more information, visit www.ca.nrcs.usda.gov
Annie's recalls frozen pizzas
Annie's Homegrown Inc., of Berkeley, is recalling frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with metal fragments in the dough, and is the subject of a Food and Drug Administration recall.
All varieties of "Annie's Homegrown Rising Crust Frozen Pizza" with a best by date including and in between '09Jan13' and '14Sept13' are affected and include Organic Pepperoni Pizza, Organic Supreme Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Organic Four Cheese Pizza, Four Cheese Pizza, and Organic Spinach and Mushroom Pizza.
Consumers with questions about the recall should contact the Annie's Homegrown Pizza hotline at 888-825-6720.