Market news reporting accuracy aided by USDA move to new data source

On Jan. 1, 2020, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) transitioned to a different system to more accurately capt... READ MORE »

USDA highlights 2019 efforts to assist farmers

USDA farm programs helped producers weather a tough 2019, marked with prevented planting, delayed harvests, and unjustified foreign retaliatory tariff... READ MORE »

2017 Census of Agriculture data for specialty crops now online

The specialty crops data shows selected 2017 Census of Agriculture statistics about specialty crops defined as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dr... READ MORE »

USDA posts organic transition funding opportunity

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has posted a funding opportunity through its organic transitions program. “It is expec... READ MORE »

USDA to extend farm loan interest accrual in wake of weather hardships

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced Nov. 14 it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 cr... READ MORE »

USDA, EPA, FDA announce partnership with Food Waste Reduction Alliance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced O... READ MORE »

Farm Service Agency election ballots to be mailed soon

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots on Nov. 4 to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the Farm Servic... READ MORE »

Federal agriculture, energy departments jointly pledge to promote rural energy upgrades

Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Donald LaVoy and Department of Energy Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes today announce... READ MORE »

USDA announces new details of $22 million potato-purchase trade mitigation package

On July 25, 2019, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of additional actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would t... READ MORE »

Pest control research programs receive $11 million in USDA funding

U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced today that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has in... READ MORE »

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