The White House Rural Forum

Washington, DC - Today, the White House will host the White House Rural Forum, convening rural policy, business, and nonprofit leaders to Penn State University in State College, PA, and announcing new Administration actions in support of rural America. At tomorrow's convening, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Chair of the White House Rural Council, and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf will lead discussions on pertinent issues facing rural communities, including opportunities for economic growth and strategies for improving health care and housing.

Arizona Attorney General Brnovich Leads Multi-State Coalition to Block Feds Internet Transfer

Phoenix, Arizona - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich along with Attorneys General in Texas, Oklahoma, and Nevada filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday night to stop the Obama Administration from ceding U.S. Government trusteeship of the Internet to an unregulated and nongovernmental international body.  The lawsuit challenges the Constitutionality of the transfer and alleges violations of the First Amendment.

Spanish Club

Yuma, Arizona - The Main Library hosts “Spanish Club” every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Learn basic vocabulary and phrases, and practice speaking Spanish with other learners in a supportive, low-stress environment. The group will meet in the second-floor classroom. There is no charge to attend.

Organic on the agenda

Washington, DC - It’s a term you see on labels and in advertising, but what does it mean to consumers? The word is “organic,” and consumer interpretations of organic claims for non-agricultural products is the topic on the agenda at an October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the FTC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Reducing accidental poisonings

Yuma, Arizona - Last week YFD responded to a report of a poisoning involving a 1 year old who drank an unknown substance. According to National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, approximately 45 percent of unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home. Unintentional home injury deaths of children are caused primarily by fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning.