USDA

USDA loan rates for May available

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced loan interest rates for May 2021, which are effective May 3. USDA’s Farm Servi... READ MORE »

Virtual food waste innovation fair coming from USDA in May

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced April 28 that it will host the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair from noon to 4 p.m. ... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $21 million-plus to soil health initiatives

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced April 21 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) wil... READ MORE »

USDA ends Farmers to Families Food Box program, United Fresh ‘deeply disappointed’

The USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box program in May, according to several media outlets. “We’re going to continue to ... READ MORE »

USDA adds another $330 million to ag producers for COVID recovery

The USDA announced April 13 the availability of more than $330 million to help agricultural producers and organizations in the food supply chain recov... READ MORE »

USDA announces April loan rates for ag producers

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

Oscar Gonzales appointed to be USDA Assistant Secretary

Oscar Gonzales was appointed March 29 by President Biden to serve as Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USD... READ MORE »

USDA announces $6 billion in new COVID relief programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced March 24 that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranc... READ MORE »

Webinar planned on new requirements for suppliers of USDA Foods in Schools program

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a webinar on new requirements for food producers who supply US... READ MORE »

American Rescue Plan Act passes in House; Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... READ MORE »


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