USDA

Progress made on overturning USDA limits to potatoes for school breakfast program

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee included a provision in its FY20 bill that prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from excludi... READ MORE »

USDA announces initial details of $16 billion trade relief package, no mention of potatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 23 details of a $16 billion package to assist farms that have been hurt by ongoing trade wars with va... READ MORE »

USDA offers funds for organic certification costs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced May 6 that organic producers and handlers can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receivin... READ MORE »

USDA releases Census of Agriculture results, total farms down 3.2 percent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. It spans 6.4 million new points of information ... READ MORE »

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ELD agriculture exemption could be tweaked soon, Perdue says

Commercial shippers of agricultural products may soon get a break on federally mandated hours-of-service regulations monitored by electronic logging d... READ MORE »

USDA, FDA, EPA join forces to take aim at food waste

As part of the Trump Administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agen... READ MORE »

USDA’s farmers.gov adds farm loan, H2A visa features

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced April 3 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched two new features on farmers.gov. The goa... READ MORE »

USDA seeks grant applications for Potato Breeding Research program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture is seeking grant applications for its Potato Breeding Research program... READ MORE »

USDA creates pests and diseases website for more accessible information

Each year, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) must respond to new threats to America’s agricultural and natural resources... READ MORE »

USDA announces possible sites for research facilities relocations

On March 12, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a reduced list of potential locations to house the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Econo... READ MORE »


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