USDA-NASS to include Colorado, Montana in ag labor survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct its biannual Agricultural Labor Survey in ... READ MORE »

New COVID PPE funding falls short, says National Potato Council

On Sept. 9, the Biden Administration announced $700 million in new funding intended to support entities that purchased personal protective equipment a... READ MORE »

Farm Bureau urges USDA to address supply chain issues

The American Farm Bureau Federation on Sept. 3 sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical su... READ MORE »

Farm loan interest rates announced for September

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for September 2021, which are effective Sept. 1. USDA’s Farm Ser... READ MORE »

USDA seeks applications for funds to build housing for farm workers

The USDA is seeking applications for funding to increase the supply of affordable housing for farm workers. Luis R. García, acting state director ... READ MORE »

Organic growers can apply for assistance to cover certification costs

Organic producers and handlers can now apply for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to assist with the cost of receiving or maintaining... READ MORE »

Vilsack: Infrastructure bill stands to ‘benefit’ rural America

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement following Senate passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ... READ MORE »

USDA authorizes emergency procedures for growers impacted by drought

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorizing emergency procedures to help agricultural producers impacted by extreme drought conditions. USDA... READ MORE »

USDA applauds strengthening of ‘Made in USA’ labeling

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote to strengthen its enforcement... READ MORE »

USDA offering $42 million in drought-related incentives for growers

In response to historic drought conditions, the USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agr... READ MORE »

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