USDA suspends marketing order for Washington potatoes indefinitely

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is indefinitely suspending the reporting and assessment requirements for the marketing order regulating the ... READ MORE »

Vilsack confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ran... READ MORE »

Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Continuance Referendum dates announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a referendum April 12-30, 2021, for Irish potato producers in Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon,... READ MORE »

Vilsack identifies areas of focus for USDA

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry met Feb. 2 to hold a hearing on the nomination of Tom Vilsack to become the Secretary of... READ MORE »

USDA temporarily suspends past-due loan collections and foreclosures

Due to the national public health emergency caused by COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 27 the temporary suspension of past-... READ MORE »

96% of US farms family-owned, USDA study shows

Family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms, account for 87% of land in farms and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold. This is accor... READ MORE »

With new administration, USDA begins filling out senior staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 20, the day President Biden was inaugurated, the names of individuals who will hold senior staff pos... READ MORE »

USDA announces focus on Agricultural Outlook Forum

The USDA has announced details of the 97th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held virtually on Feb. 18-19. The Agricultural Outloo... READ MORE »

USDA extends crop insurance flexibility through June 2021

USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is extending crop insurance flexibilities for producers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, relief provide... READ MORE »

Biden picks Tom Vilsack to resume role as Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack is Joe Biden’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture when the Biden administration takes office in January 2021. Accord... READ MORE »

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