USDA

What election results could mean for potato industry

We knew heading into 2020 that the presidential election would be one of the biggest stories of the year. It was, but the COVID-19 pandemic and all of... READ MORE »

USDA seeks public input on water quantity in the west

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking public input about water quantity in the west related to existing Natural Resources Conservation ... READ MORE »

Northern Michigan counties eligible for disaster crop relief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster designation to five Michigan counties, which makes farm operators in those counties — as w... READ MORE »

USDA updates conservation practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has completed and published updates to its set of National Co... READ MORE »

USDA to release select commodity reports for 2030 projections

At 3 p.m. ET Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release select tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2... READ MORE »

More than $6 billion worth of CFAP2 payments awarded

As of Oct. 19, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had nearly 350,000 applications and awarded more $6.13 billion through the Coronavirus Food Assistan... READ MORE »

Maine growers eligible for drought disaster relief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has made more Maine counties and farmers eligible for relief due to losses from this year's drought. The announc... READ MORE »

USDA seeks comments on suspension of Washington potato reporting requirements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking comments on a proposal to suspend the reporting and assessment requirements for the marketing ord... READ MORE »

USDA doles out $19 million in grants to socially disadvantaged, veteran farmers

On Oct. 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $19.1 million in grants to provide training, outreach and technical assistance to soc... READ MORE »

CFAP 2: Apply right away, urge potato industry leaders

The second installment of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s COVID-19 assistance program — CFAP 2 — is a major improvement from the original C... READ MORE »


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