USDA

Congress members, produce industry urges USDA to aid specialty crop producers

On April 7, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-California), Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Jim Costa (D-California) and Doug LaMalfa (R-California) led 108 member... READ MORE »

Agriculture groups, including NPC, seeking coronavirus help from USDA

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to “take swift action” to help stabilize markets affected by the CO... READ MORE »

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) coronavirus-related FAQs

Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) FAQs related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) impact on the fruit and vegetable Industry. Q. I have been ... READ MORE »

Importers of ag products to see changes in process

Agricultural importers and brokers will see a big change later this summer when they submit customs entries in the Automated Commercial Environment ... READ MORE »

UDSA creates team to focus on new farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide ef... READ MORE »

Michigan State potato breeding program gets boost from USDA

Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its p... READ MORE »

USDA backs automation in specialty crop growing, processing industries

At $64.7 billion, specialty crops comprised one-third of U.S. crop receipts and one-sixth of receipts for all agricultural products in 2017. Many s... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $56 million in agriculture water initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $56 million this year to help agricultural producers improve water quality in more than 300 high... READ MORE »

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 »


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