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. USDAâ... 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 »

USDA to invest $4 billion in food supply chain improvements

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 8 plan... READ MORE »

Farm loans rates for June announced by USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced loan interest rates for June 2021, which are effective June 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency ... READ MORE »

Pandemic cover crops aid available from USDA

Agricultural producers who have coverage under most crop insurance policies are eligible for a premium benefit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture... READ MORE »

Biden’s budget would eliminate NIFA potato research grants

Reviewing the proposed FY 2022 budget, released May 28 by President Joe Biden, the National Potato Council (NPC) learned the proposal calls for elimin... READ MORE »

USDA to survey growers in Pacific Northwest

During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National  Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-yea... READ MORE »

USDA: Potato demand could see ‘burst’ as pandemic wanes

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) released its bi-annual vegetable situation and outlook report in April. As pandemic-related restrictions... READ MORE »

USDA Specialty Crops fees and inspection rates to remain the same

USDA Specialty Crops Program fees for inspection and audit services will remain at current rates as of Oct. 1, 2021. A notice on the unchanged ... READ MORE »

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