Longtime Iowa State professor named new NIFA director

Manjit M. Misra, a longtime professor at Iowa State University, has been named the new director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Ins... READ MORE »

USDA, SBA and FDIC host regional economic development workshops

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Depository Insurance Corporatio... READ MORE »

$75M in government funding available to aid producers transitioning to organic

Producers transitioning to organic farming will soon be able to apply for a share of $75 million in federal funding as part of the $300 million Organi... READ MORE »

NIFA accepting applications for potato breeding research grant program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for a potato breeding research grant progr... READ MORE »

USDA declares April 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is declaring April 2023 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). This national out... READ MORE »

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Secretary Vilsack convenes state agriculture leaders from the Colorado River Basin

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met with the leaders of the state Departments of Agriculture for the seven Colorado River Basin states (Arizona, Cal... READ MORE »

USDA welcomes new deputy administrator of the Specialty Crops Program

In an email to Specialty Crop Stakeholders, the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced it has selected Christopher "Chris" Purdy as the new D... READ MORE »

Researchers investigate ways to reduce pesticide drift

To reduce the effects of pesticide drift and protect pollinators, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research S... READ MORE »


New grant program increases American-made fertilizer production

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Department received $3 billion in applications from more than 350 indep... READ MORE »

USDA offers simplified direct loan application for all producers

A new, simplified direct loan application is now available for all producers seeking a direct farm loan from the Farm Service Agency (FSA). The new ap... READ MORE »

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