Building on the partnership that created the CropScape and VegScape APIs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Microsoft have announced the Innovation Challenge for Food Resilience. The challenge invites public and private entities to address climate change's impact on the U.S. food supply.
In a strong reminder to employees and committee members, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a rule stating marketing orders and marketing agreements for fruits, vegetables and specialty crops are not exempt from U.S. antitrust laws.
Jeffrey Prieto has been promoted to U.S Department of Agriculture general counsel.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release.
USDA's July 1 cattle inventory report verifies beef herd expansion with increases in beef cow and heifer replacement numbers. Click here for full story.
(This blog post by Shareefah Jackson, a statistician and program manager with USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, was originally posted here on July 21, 2015.) As the mom of a young boy, I am eager to learn more about the activities of growers and processors who supply my family and millions of others with our fruits... Continue Reading
It was a homecoming for Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Krysta Harden at the 2015 Southern Peanut Growers Conference. The number two person at the USDA was raised on a peanut farm in Camilla, Georgia so she felt right at home. “That’s what qualifies me for my job, that’s what gives me my passion and my love and the ability to... Read More
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a survey of US crop producers to measure the impact that feral swine have on their crops and livestock.
As predicted, wheat prices did indeed jump following the latest USDA report. Given the issues with flooding (1, 2, ) in other parts of the planet, eg South-East Asia, we can probably expect more upward price pressure on foodstuffs in...Show More Summary
The next major USDA international crop report is due August 12, 2010. Watch for a big jump in prices thereafter... surprise to the upside folks (unless you are a humanitarian, in which case you'll consider it as a crash to the downside)... Show More Summary
The Center for Rural Affairs and the Rural Enterprise Assistance Project have had a fruitful, win-win partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development for many years. The very first federal grant REAP received to begin our Hispanic Business Center work was a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant in 2004. Show More Summary
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Microsoft Research are sponsoring the Innovation Challenge, a competition to develop data-driven software applications that help visualize and explore how climate change will affect the resiliency of food systems in the United States. Show More Summary
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois, a top producer of soybeans and corn, on Thursday formally requested that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declare a disaster in counties hit hard by flooding.
USDA says vaccine protects chickens and is being tested in turkeys amid outbreak that's killed millions of birds
DGS Acquisitions LLC, Kansas City, Kan., has posted a $200,000 surety bond with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to a USDA news release.
Let’s review where we are on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) filed its scientific report in February. More than 25,000 people filed comments. Now, USDA and Health and Human Services staff must deal with the comments and write the actual dietary guidelines, the policy document scheduled for release […]
Officials are testing the vaccine on turkeys
Image: USDA Sometimes it seems like partisanship along party lines has ground the American political system to a halt, but there are still a few things that Democrats and Republicans can agree on. For example, California AssemblymanShow More Summary
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has put forward an additional $85 million in funding that it says is dedicated to increasing broadband Internet access in seven states. This funding consists of $74.8 million in telecom loans and $11 million in Community Connect grants.