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USDA to end food box program, United Fresh calls it ‘political statement’

The USDA will end the Farmers to Families Food Box program in May, according to several media outlets. [caption id="attachment_5747" align=... continue reading »

Big data, machine learning focuses of USDA-NIFA grants

The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) invested $15 million in two key programs awarded through its Agriculture and Food Researc... continue reading »

New requirements for USDA Foods in Schools program to be addressed in webinar

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will host a webinar on new requirements for food producers who supply US... continue reading »

US Congress passes $1.9 trillion aid package; Ag Secretary Vilsack issues statement

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement March 10 on passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act by the U.S. Congres... continue reading »

Senate overwhelmingly votes to confirm Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman, R-Ark., Ran... continue reading »

Tom Vilsack outlines areas of future focus for USDA

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry met Feb. 2 to hold a hearing on the nomination of Tom Vilsack to become the Secreta... continue reading »

Dark green, red, orange vegetables have expanded availability in 21st century

According to Food Availability Data from the USDA, Economic Research Service, legumes, dark greens, and red and orange vegetables have expanded their ... continue reading »

Produce groups react to new Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) commends the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) for releasing t... continue reading »

Biden names pick for key trade position in cabinet

President-elect Joe Biden has made picks for two key federal positions that will affect agriculture production and trade of fresh and processed produc... continue reading »

Biden opts to have Tom Vilsack return as Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack is Joe Biden’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture when the Biden administration takes office in January 2021. [caption i... continue reading »