an array of colorful produce, including carrots, broccoli and bell peppers

Grant funding available to help farms comply with Produce Safety Rule

Qualified S.C. farmers can receive up to $2,000 per year per farm for on-site food safety improvements through USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant funding... continue reading »

Regional food business centers part of $420M infrastructure program

A new, $25 million food business center in Iowa is one of 12 nationwide that aim to strengthen regional food distribution centers and supply chains. ... continue reading »

Producers have until May 31 to complete Census of Agriculture questionnaires

Producers have until May 31 to complete USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) questionnaires for the 2022 Census of Agriculture. Fed... continue reading »

USDA creates 12 regional centers, announces $420M in project funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has created 12 new regional food business centers to provide national coordination and technical assistance to farm... continue reading »

ISU professor, seed center director Misra new NIFA director

Manjit M. Misra, a longtime professor at Iowa State University and the former director of the university's Seed Science Center, is the new director of... continue reading »

$9.5 million USDA investment funds 3 bioproduct manufacturing projects

A new $9.5 million federal investment will support the scale-up of sustainable bioproduct manufacturing in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Agriculture... continue reading »

AppHarvest gets $50 million in USDA funding for high-tech indoor farm

AppHarvest Inc. has secured $50 million across two loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The sustainable food com... continue reading »

USDA adds funding for local, regional food producers to expand markets

The USDA announced March 1 supplemental American Rescue Plan Act funding for the Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). The program will receive ... continue reading »

USDA seeks organic produce data

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2021 Organic Survey to gather new data on certified organic crops and lives... continue reading »

Food Safety Modernization Act training grants coming from USDA-NIFA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will invest $10 million in 21 grants to develop and i... continue reading »