Nominations now open for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced June 14 the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guide... READ MORE »

Vilsack announces USDA initiative to transform food systems

On June 2 at Georgetown University, Secretary Vilsack announced a series of programs from USDA to address supply chain disruptions and transform U.S. ... READ MORE »

USDA announces framework for shoring up food supply chain and transforming the food system

USDA announced June 1 details of a framework to transform the food system to benefit consumers, producers and rural communities by providing more opti... READ MORE »

Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group releases summary report, marking one year since interagency coordination

The Biden-Harris Administration released June 1 the Drought Resilience Interagency Working Group’s (IWG) Summary Report outlining the actions taken ... READ MORE »

NPC to USDA: Keep potatoes a vegetable in the next DGA

In response to efforts by anti-potato activists to limit the availability of potatoes in federal feeding programs and diminish their valuable cont... READ MORE »

USDA extends deadline for public to comment on competition challenges in seed, fertilizer, other inputs and retail markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a 30-day extension to the public comment period to identify the impacts of concentration and compe... READ MORE »

U.S. potato industry responds to USDA’s decision to resume PEI imports

On behalf of the U.S. potato industry, NPC and 11 state organizations wrote to Secretary Vilsack to express disappointment over USDA’s recent de... READ MORE »

USDA issues Federal Order banning seed potatoes from Prince Edward Island

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) issued a new federal order officially prohibiting the importation of seed potatoes from ... READ MORE »

USDA to incentivize more fertilizer options through new grant program

The USDA is adding a $250-million grant program to incentivize more fertilizer options for U.S. food producers. The announcement from the USDA came... READ MORE »

USDA adds funding for local, regional food producers to expand markets

The USDA announced March 1 supplemental American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). The program will receive ... READ MORE »

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