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RodISHI

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I have HOPE, that others will join me in this new game. It's called find the tax money. The idea came from some information I stumbled across after looking into the USDA Organics program. My curiosity got the best of me when I saw a grant program for small farmers. At first I thought hurray, harrah, a program for the little family farmer. I must say I was just a little more than disappointed when I started looking further into the matter. There is Good NEWS though!

1. I can tell you where another half million dollars of your tax went. A study to find ways to feed dairy cows differently so they create less ammonia when they pee.
2. America needs a DNA data base for all the cattle Monsanto will be claiming via their patents. Why not pay for this beforehand so Monsanto can get a heads up. Heck it's only a little over a half a million dollars.
3. Only half million plus to understand why Draft horses get fat and why they get the shivers when they are made to walk backwards and to help create a national database for owners and information for the veterinarians who treat and have the Draft horses with this disease. I always wanted to know that and it is well worth the government spending a half a mil for me to know. I must say though I wonder if Draft horses are next on Monsanto's list of patents? Maybe I should go search FDA and look?

Okay I up to over a million and a half of where some of the tax money is going/gone. It is someone else's turn. That is if anyone else wants to play the find the tax money game.
National Research Initiative - Agricultural Prosperity for Small and Medium-Sized Farms
ACCESSION NO: 0205682 [Full Record]
PROJ NO: VA-428249 AGENCY: NIFA VA.
PROJ TYPE: NRI COMPETITIVE GRANT PROJ STATUS: EXTENDED
CONTRACT/GRANT/AGREEMENT NO: 2006-35112-16635 PROPOSAL NO: 2005-05087
START: 01 JAN 2006 TERM: 31 DEC 2009 FY: 2008 GRANT YR: 2006
GRANT AMT: $499,531

INVESTIGATOR: Marr, L. C.; Hanigan, M. D.; Knowlton, K. F.; Arogo Ogejo, J.

PERFORMING INSTITUTION:
BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
BLACKSBURG, VA 24061

EFFECTS OF DIETARY NITROGEN MANIPULATION ON AMMONIA EMISSIONS FROM HOUSING AND MANURE STORAGE FACILITIES FOR DAIRY CATTLE

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Ammonia plays a key role in the formation of fine particulate matter and, therefore, has significant effects on air quality. Fine particles cause increased mortality, degrade visibility, and contribute to global climate change. Recently, the National Research Council identified ammonia emissions from animal feeding operations as a major air quality concern at regional, national, and global levels. Furthermore, a recent policy analysis concluded that a 10 percent reduction in ammonia emissions from livestock could lead to over $4 billion saved annually in particulate-related health costs. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the relationship between dietary nitrogen content and ammonia emissions from dairy cattle. Livestock are estimated to account for 80 percent of ammonia emissions in the United States and cattle are the largest livestock source. Thus, reducing ammonia emissions from dairy production systems is necessary to reduce the national ammonia emissions inventory. Dietary nitrogen manipulation for lactating dairy cows is a promising approach to decrease nitrogen loadings to the atmosphere. Previous studies have demonstrated that reducing dietary nitrogen intake by Holstein heifers results in decreased ammonia emissions at the bench-scale level. Evidence suggests that reductions in dietary nitrogen intake by lactating dairy cows can be achieved without loss of milk production. Such a strategy must be tested and the effects of dietary nitrogen manipulation on ammonia emissions from actual dairy freestall housing and manure storage facilities assessed.

OBJECTIVES: The overall goal of this project is to quantify the potential of reduced dietary nitrogen intake by lactating dairy cows to reduce rates of ammonia emissions from dairy housing and manure storage. Our specific objectives are: 1. To determine the potential of reduced dietary nitrogen intake by lactating dairy cows without adversely affecting milk production to reduce nitrogen excretion; 2. To use data obtained from objective 1 to evaluate and refine a model of nitrogen excretion from the lactating dairy cow; 3. To determine the potential of reducing dietary nitrogen to lactating dairy cows to reduce emissions of gaseous and particulate ammonia from their manure; 4. To determine the potential of reducing dietary nitrogen to lactating dairy cows to reduce gaseous and particulate ammonia emissions from dairy housing and manure storage. The main beneficiaries of the proposed project will be the principal state and federal agencies with air quality programs. Project results will be used by these agencies in policy development, implementation, and evaluation.
ACCESSION NO: 0216576 SUBFILE: CRIS
PROJ NO: CA-D-ASC-2006-CG AGENCY: NIFA CALB
PROJ TYPE: NRI COMPETITIVE GRANT PROJ STATUS: NEW
CONTRACT/GRANT/AGREEMENT NO: 2009-55205-05057 PROPOSAL NO: 2008-04032
START: 01 JAN 2009 TERM: 31 DEC 2012 GRANT YR: 2009
GRANT AMT: $550,000

INVESTIGATOR: Van Eenennaam, A.

PERFORMING INSTITUTION:
ANIMAL SCIENCE
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
DAVIS, CALIFORNIA 95616

INTEGRATING DNA INFORMATION INTO BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS continued at link Display Search Results
ACCESSION NO: 0216982 [Full Record]
PROJ NO: MIN-16-G15 AGENCY: NIFA MIN
PROJ TYPE: NRI COMPETITIVE GRANT PROJ STATUS: NEW
CONTRACT/GRANT/AGREEMENT NO: 2009-55205-05254 PROPOSAL NO: 2008-04047
START: 15 JAN 2009 TERM: 14 JAN 2013 GRANT YR: 2009
GRANT AMT: $549,999

INVESTIGATOR: Martinson, K. L.; McCue, M.; Valberg, S.; Mickelson, J.; Geor, R.

PERFORMING INSTITUTION:
ANIMAL SCIENCE
UNIV OF MINNESOTA
ST PAUL, MINNESOTA 55108

INTEGRATED RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROGRAM FOR EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME AND SHIVERS

NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) occurs in horses that become obese even on a reasonable caloric diet and can mirror insulin resistant phenotypes in humans. The incidence of EMS is not known, but is large and increasing due in part to nutritional mismanagement. Shivers occurs in many Draft and Warmblood breeds and is characterized by muscle tremors and hyperflexion of the hind limbs and tail that is most commonly observed when the animal is forced to move backward. The high prevalence of Shivers within Belgians is indicative of a strong genetic influence that is also likely in related breeds. continued at link..Display Search Results
 

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3. Only half million plus to understand why Draft horses get fat and why they get the shivers when they are made to walk backwards...

WAIT A MINUTE!

Draft horses shiver when they walk backwards?

I think we shouldn't spend $500,000 on this...we should spend $1,000,000 on this!

I wonder if this is linked to piss-shivers???
 

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The United States leads the world in agriculture research and innovation. Though we may not understand what the end results will be you can be certain that money spent by the USDA gets far better results than most other research programs. In fact the USDA gets the best results from its limited research budget than any other country in the world. Look elsewhere for misspent tax dollars.
 
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The United States leads the world in agriculture research and innovation. Though we may not understand what the end results will be you can be certain that money spent by the USDA gets far better results than most other research programs. In fact the USDA gets the best results from its limited research budget than any other country in the world. Look elsewhere for misspent tax dollars.

There you go Neubarth you hit the liberal status you were working on today just great. It is much better to spend a half a million bucks or more to find out how to make a cows pee with less ammonia, another half a million to fully understand why inbreeding Draft horses led to shivers when they walk backwards and another half a million to mark the DNA of everyone's cattle so when Cargill and Monsanto make their big move to take over the rest of the livestock market. Plus all those other 200-300 half a million dollar projects like those are sure spending wisely. You bet ya, a billion and a half a year is just extremely reasonable for discretionary, endowment and the few mandatory expenses for the National Institute Of Food and Agriculture.


http://www.csrees.usda.gov/about/offices/budget/fy2011_budget.pdf
 
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23% Increase for 2011 I suppose if your going to turn loose of health care may as well give everyone some more money.
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FDA NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2010

Media Inquiries: Michelle Yeboah, 301-796-4649, Michelle.Yeboah@fda.hhs.gov
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

FDA Requests $4.03 Billion to Transform Food Safety System, Invest in Medical Product Safety, Regulatory Science
FY 2011 request represents a 23 percent increase over FY 2010 budget

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting $4.03 billion to promote and protect public health as part of the President’s fiscal year 2011 budget – a 23 percent increase over the agency’s current $3.28 billion budget.

The FY 2011 request, which covers the period of Oct.1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011, includes increases of $146 million in budget authority and $601 million in industry user fees.

“The FY 2011 resources will strengthen our ability to act as a strong and smart regulator, protecting Americans through every stage of life, many times each day,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. “This budget supports the ability for patients and families to realize the benefits of science that are yielding revolutionary advances in the life and biomedical sciences.”

The budget request reflects the FDA’s resolve to transform food safety practices, improve medical product safety, protect patients and modernize FDA regulatory science to advance public health. Funding in the FY 2011 request also supports new regulatory authority to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products received in June 2009.

The proposed budget includes support for the FDA’s investment in addressing the challenges of the 21st century. The FDA envisions a transformed U.S. food safety system that focuses on prevention, increased efforts to address medical product safety challenges and a focus on modernizing regulatory science at the FDA.

These four initiatives are the major highlights for the FY2011 budget increases.

* Transforming Food Safety (+ $318.3 million)
The Transforming Food Safety Initiative reflects President Obama’s vision of a new food safety system to protect the American public. The FDA will set standards for safety, expand laboratory capacity, pilot track and trace technology, strengthen its import safety program, improve data collection and risk analysis and begin to establish an integrated national food safety system with strengthened inspection and response capacity.

* Protecting Patients (+ $100.8 million)
The Protecting Patients Initiative advances the Obama Administration’s priorities for safe, quality health care for all Americans. The resources in this initiative will support the safety of drugs, devices, and vaccines, as well as the Nation’s blood supply. The FY 2011 resources will also strengthen the FDA’s ability to act as a strong and smart regulator to address medical product safety challenges in the years ahead.

* Advancing Regulatory Science (+ $25.0 million)
Advancing Regulatory Science builds on President Obama’s commitment to harness the power of science for America’s benefit. During the past two decades, extraordinary investments have led to revolutionary advances in the life and biomedical sciences. Many key discoveries, however, have yet to translate into real therapies for patients. The FY 2011 budget will allow the FDA to begin to strengthen its core scientific capacity. This investment will allow the FDA to identify improved pathways to product development and approval for new technologies that offer promising new opportunities to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent disease.

* Tobacco (+ $215.0 million)
An increase in tobacco user fees will allow the FDA to continue to implement the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Preventing youth from using tobacco and helping Americans quit, promoting public understanding of the harmful constituents of tobacco products, developing the foundation of science for regulating tobacco, and regulating tobacco to reduce the toll of tobacco-related disease, disability and mortality are tobacco program priorities for FY 2011.

For more information

The President’s FY2011 budget for the FDA
HHS - HHS Budget
 
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Haha, FDA is going to make generic drugs cost more and HHS has allotted four billion dollars to FDA to make drugs more affordable......:lol::lol::lol:

Department of Health and Human Services
Media contact: 202-690-6343
FY2011 Request: $81.3 billion
FY2010 Enacted: $79.6 billion*


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal Federal agency charged with protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. This Budget includes $81.3 billion to support HHS’ mission.

Support Health Insurance Reform

* $110 million for continuing efforts to strengthen health IT policy, coordination, and research activities.
* $286 million for research that compares the effectiveness of different medical options, building on the expansion of this research begun under Recovery Act.
* $2.5 billion for health centers to provide affordable high quality primary and preventive care to underserved populations, including the uninsured. This will allow health centers to continue to provide care to the 2 million additional patients they served under Recovery Act and support approximately 25 new health center sites. In 2008, health centers provided direct health care services to 17 million people.
* New Medicare demonstration projects that evaluate reforms to provide higher quality care at lower costs, improve beneficiary education and understanding of benefits offered, and better align provider payments with costs and outcomes.

Protect Access to Health Care for Low-Income Americans

* $25.5 billion for additional Federal Medicaid assistance to help states maintain their Medicaid programs and ensure access to health care for millions of Americans.

Support Biomedical Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

* $32.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health, including more than $6 billion for cancer research to:
o Initiate 30 new drug trials in 2011, and double the number of novel compounds in Phase 1 – 3 clinical trials by 2016;
and
o Support the completion of a comprehensive catalog of cancer mutations for the 20 most common malignancies, setting the stage for complete genomic characterization of every cancer as part of medical care within 10 years.

Increase Number of Primary Health Care Providers

* $169 million in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) to place providers in medically underserved areas to improve access to needed health care services. Under the NHSC, primary health professionals such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and dentists serve in a medically underserved community in exchange for having a portion of their student loans paid off.
* Add 400 NHSC clinicians to the more than 8,100 who will provide essential primary and preventative care services in health care facilities across the country.

Expand and Strengthen Prevention and Wellness Activities

* Bolsters core prevention activities by expanding community health activities, strengthening the public health workforce, and enhancing surveillance and health statistics to improve detection and monitoring of chronic disease and health outcomes.
* $20 million to fund a new effort in up to 10 of the largest U.S. cities to reduce the rates of morbidity and disability due to chronic disease.
* $10 million to improve workforce capacity of state and local health departments.
* $10 million for the federal employee workplace wellness initiative. This initiative will implement prototype wellness programs in select locations that will be rigorously evaluated for their ability to produce a healthier workforce and lower health care costs.

Increase Access to Health Care for American Indians and Alaska Natives

* $4.4 billion for the Indian Health Service (IHS) to expand investments initiated in 2010. Increases for IHS will strengthen existing federal, tribal, and urban programs that serve 1.9 million people at approximately 600 facilities, and will expand access to Contract Health Services to cover health care services provided outside of the Indian health system when services are not available at IHS-funded facilities.
* Fund staff and operating costs at new and expanded facilities to increase access to health care services and enhance the Indian health system. The efforts supported in the Budget to expand health services in Indian communities also include an analysis of how IHS can improve distribution of resources throughout the Indian health system.

Bolster the Safety of our Food and Medicines

* $2.5 billion in budget authority and $4 billion in total program resources for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
o Includes increases to bring more safe, effective, and lower cost generic drugs and generic biologics to market expand post-market safety surveillance of medical products, and support FDA’s efforts to make such safety data more comprehensive and accessible to patients, providers, and scientists in a way that also protects privacy.

Strengthen the Nation’s Preparedness Against Threats and Attacks

* More than $400 million to enhance the advanced development of next-generation medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
* Invest smartly the previously approved funds to enhance the nation’s ability to rapidly respond to an influenza pandemic.

High-Priority Performance Goals

The Administration is committed to building a transparent, high-performance government capable of addressing the challenges of the 21st century. As part of developing the budget, every department identified high-priority performance goals (along with the strategies and in-house resources to achieve them) that each will work to accomplish over the next two years. Highlights of this department’s goals are:

* Establish the infrastructure necessary to encourage the adoption and meaningful use of Health Information Technology.
* Increase the number of low-income children receiving federal support for access to high quality early care and education settings including an additional 64,000 children in Head Start and Early Head Start and an average of 10,000 additional children per month through the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) over the number of children who were enrolled in FY 2008.
* Increase enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program by 7 percent (more than 500,000 children) from 2008 to 2011.
* Decrease by 10 percent from the 2005-2007 average baseline, all of the following: the rate of sporadic Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) illnesses in the population; the number of SE outbreaks; and, the number of SE cases associated with outbreaks.

To see the Department’s full set of performance information, please visit: FY 2011 President's Budget for HHS.

* Excludes the $2.4 billion transfer of the Bioshield Special Reserve Fund balances from the Department of Homeland Security to HHS.
 
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I see there are no posters seriously wanting to join in the quest to see where the taxpayer money is going. Oh' well. That is okay I'm going to continue to look at how much money is spent to assist big agriculture, big pharma and big bankers in this country.

The Botox question got me to looking for answers and I found clinicaltrials.gov

One hundred and eighty three trials paid for by the taxpayer to check out BOTOX. If these trials cost anywhere near the same as the trials the USDA is paying for we have at least a half a million dollars spent per BOTOX study. This brings more questions for me. Why does the taxpayer have to pay for these when it is the manufacturer that is making the profits on these products? Are the taxpayers reimbursed for these expenses? Does anyone know? 183 X 500,000 =9,150,000 one product?

Search of: "Botulinum Toxin Type A" - List Results - ClinicalTrials.gov
 

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The United States leads the world in agriculture research and innovation. Though we may not understand what the end results will be you can be certain that money spent by the USDA gets far better results than most other research programs. In fact the USDA gets the best results from its limited research budget than any other country in the world. Look elsewhere for misspent tax dollars.

Put your fucken shirt on and shut the hell up.

Man.....talk about Kool-aid drinkers.:cuckoo:
 

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I noticed how quickly I stopped the creeps and screw-ups from posting on this board. That has some satisfaction associated with it. Usually they do not have a clue about what is happening around them, and it is obvious that they are lost in the messages that precede this one. Why do we have to waste time with these losers?
 
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Neubarth, you really don't have a clue do you? You haven't silenced anybody. You are part of the reason we have to see what you call loser's posting. You have not stopped anyone from telling the truth about the grant money that taxpayers are being shaved for to support what is going on. It is supposed to be for the little guy. Instead big money and big business gets the money from their clandestine industries on both ends. These guys get taxpayer funded dollars for their studies to study the crap they wish to push out on to the unsuspecting consumer, then they get to collect the money from the consumer because they control the majority of the food supply, then they get to get tax payer dollars again to pay for the studies on the poisonous pharmaceuticals they want to push out onto the consumer, then after the consumer gets sick from the chemicals in the food, in the air, in the water, where they work and in their medications and then they get to collect the money from the consumer to pay for the major medical care that the consumer will be needing after working in, eating, breathing and drinking all that crap that is put into the consumers environment and they get to sell more drugs with the claim that they may be able to cure that poor consumer who was fool enough to believe that these money masters really had their best interest at heart as they sold them all this crap. The consumer was nothing more than a blind sheep who worked, payed and then paid again as they passed into the system never to return to be the same again.

And today I can tell you where the residue cyanide goes after the money grubbers get done processing the gold. They have to put it somewhere, hell why not recycle it and call it a good thing put it in a product that helps the farmers out there while he's slaving away to help feed the masses. Same goes for the Uranium residues too! Just put that good stuff right back in the land and no one will ever be the wiser. "Potassium gold(III) cyanide is just one of those yummy ingredients that goes into prime farm land. A little Mercury and we can just claim it occurs in nature anyhow, no big deal. No one will ever take the time to look at the previous records in those states to know that Mercury was not in the land prior to us putting it in the farmers products".

I could go on telling you some of the other tasty products that grows right into your veggies but you will probably be in denial because it is not really something you want to hear about. (not on those veggies but actually inside of the the grain and in the veggies). Its really going to be okay though because when your body has a little to much these byproducts and you start to have Renal failure or suffer from Lukemia, never fear because they can fix you right up with the best treatment available at one of their medical facilities.
 

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