USDA

Idaho to co-sponsor USDA outreach audit training

The USDA in conjunction with the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and the Idaho Grower Shippers Association (I... READ MORE »

Providing greater flexibility for school meals

The USDA will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs in order to make food choices both healthful and appealin... READ MORE »

Perdue confirmed as secretary of agriculture

Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas... READ MORE »

NIFA awards $1.85M for potato breeding research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made $1.85 million in funding available for region... READ MORE »

CRP early termination enables land transfers to the next generation

Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Lanon Baccam announced that beginning January 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will offer an earl... READ MORE »

USDA provides new cost share opportunities for organic producers

The USDA announced that starting March 20, 2017, organic producers and handlers will be able to visit over 2,100 USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) office... READ MORE »

USDA invests $33 million to improve water quality in high-priority watersheds

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help land... READ MORE »

USDA: $3.8M available for research in support of organic farmers

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has made up to $3.8 million in funding available to support research, education and extension t... READ MORE »

USDA awards $9.4M for pest management research

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $9.4 million to support 25 research and outreach projects that will help mitigate ... READ MORE »

NPC takes USDA staff on production tour

The National Potato Council (NPC) hosted USDA staff from the AMS Plant Variety Protection Office and APHIS Biotech Regulatory Services on a tour of St... READ MORE »


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