Additional $1 billion in contracts announced for USDA food box program

Following President Donald Trump’s approval to include up to an additional $1 billion in the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, U.S. Secretary o... READ MORE »

Mexican produce dumping concerns to be addressed

On Sept. 1, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Department of Commerce, and USDA released a report detailing the Trump Administratio... READ MORE »

Stefanou named new head of USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS)

Deputy Undersecretary for Research, Education, Economics Scott Hutchins announced Aug. 31 that USDA has named Spiro Stefanou to lead the Economic Rese... READ MORE »

USDA, EPA having Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges

On Aug. 26, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges,... READ MORE »

$1 billion added to Farmers to Families Food Box Program

An additional $1 billion for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program has been added. The additional funding, announced Aug. 24, allows the program ... READ MORE »

Senators urge for more pressure on Mexico in potatoes-for-avocados dispute

A trio of U.S. Senators issued a letter Aug. 18 to the USDA and U.S. Trade Representative to urge for increased pressure on Mexico for more access to ... READ MORE »

Potato health benefits emphasized to dietary guideline makers

On Aug. 11, National Potato Council CEO Kam Quarles testified before the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) du... READ MORE »

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) deadline extended

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)... READ MORE »

USDA warns of unsolicited seed scam from China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be co... READ MORE »

USDA to launch third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will launch a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases with distributions to start by S... READ MORE »

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