Idaho potato packer among recipients of $320M in federal funding

An Idaho potato packing operation is among the recipients of $320 million in federal funding to strengthen food supply chains and create agricultural ... READ MORE »

National Organic Standards Board fall meeting set for October

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has scheduled its fall 2023 meeting, along with two virtual comment sessions for those unable to attend th... READ MORE »

USDA official sounds positive note for potato exports after trade trip to Japan

Alexis Taylor understands the importance of potatoes. Taylor, USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, is the former head of t... READ MORE »

Webinar to provide information on applying for federal research program

A webinar focusing on applying for the USDA’s Research Facilities Act Program is set for Thursday. National Institute of Food and Agriculture staff ... READ MORE »

Regional food business centers aim to strengthen capacity and resilience

A new, $25 million food business center in Iowa will combine resources from five states to create a resource hub for regional food systems. The web... READ MORE »

National Potato Council calls for increased funding for USDA pest management agency

The National Potato Council joined dozens of other agricultural organizations in requesting increased funding for the USDA’s Office of Pest Manageme... READ MORE »

U.S. agricultural trade mission heading to Japan next week

USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead an upcoming agricultural trade mission to Japan June 5-8. T... READ MORE »

Deadline to complete 2022 Census of Agriculture survey nears

Producers are running out of time to complete USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) questionnaires for the 2022 Census of Agriculture. ... READ MORE »

Federal assistance planned for growers affected by natural disaster in 2022

Help for producers who suffered losses because of a natural disaster in 2022 is on the way. Up to $3.7 billion in federal assistance will be available... READ MORE »

Vilsack pushes for increased access to Japanese market during ag ministers meeting

During a meeting of agriculture ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations April 22-23 in southwestern Japan, U.S. Secretary of Agricult... READ MORE »

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