USDA

USDA officially terminates potato marketing order for North Carolina, Virginia areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is terminating the marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in designated counties of... READ MORE »

USDA seeking nominations for agricultural trade advisory committees

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), i... READ MORE »

Potatoes USA receives $3.67 million USDA’s Agricultural Trade Promotion Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Jan. 31 the USDA has awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural ... READ MORE »

Perdue names three to high-ranking roles in USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Jan. 28 selected three people individuals for senior leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Agri... READ MORE »

Government shutdown over, USDA employees return to work

President Donald Trump reopened the federal government Jan. 25, agreeing to a temporary funding measure that would allow federal employees to return ... READ MORE »

FSA to provide additional services during government shutdown

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Jan. 22 that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional... READ MORE »

How government shutdown could affect farmer programs, including potato industry

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the... READ MORE »

Harmonized GAP audit charge relief coming to farmers from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Dec. 4 it will provide $3.7 million of assistance to fruit and vegetable growers in 16 states thr... READ MORE »

Farmers.gov designed to be a one-stop shop for agriculture

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled Farmers.gov, a grower-friendly, “one-stop shop” maintained by the U.S. Departm... READ MORE »

Positive outlook for Red River Valley potato harvest

The USDA has not released its full harvest report yet – it’s scheduled for Nov. 9,  – but local reports are promising for the Red River Valley.... READ MORE »


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