Directory offers resource for specialty crop producers

A new directory compiled by the USDA aims to provide a comprehensive resource for specialty crop producers and businesses. The Specialty Crops Reso... continue reading »

USDA scientist honored for foodborne pathogens research

A USDA scientist has been honored for research enhancing the ability of lab diagnostics to detect foodborne pathogens and streamline the processes tha... continue reading »

IFPA CEO Burns now co-chair of Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance

International Fresh Produce Association CEO Cathy Burns has joined the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance as the advocacy organization's fourth co-chai... continue reading »

Program providing up to $65M to address ag workforce challenges

A new USDA pilot program is providing up to $65 million in grants to address workforce challenges faced by farmers and ranchers. The Farm Labor Sta... continue reading »

Deadline for exporters to apply for USDA trade mission to Angola nears

The deadline to apply for the USDA’s trade mission to Angola is Friday. The first-ever U.S. agribusiness trade mission to the African country wil... continue reading »

Research aims to solve sticky situation, preserve millions in trade

A move by European nations, led by France, mandating that PLU (price look up) stickers on fresh fruits and vegetables be home compostable has major im... continue reading »

Applicants sought to review Produce Safety University course

A cooperative agreement between Produce Safety University and the USDA is providing institutes of higher education and nonprofits the opportunity to r... continue reading »

USDA investing $33M in 82 projects at 1890 land-grant universities

The USDA is investing more than $33 million to support 82 research, Extension and education projects across the nation’s 19 historically Black colle... continue reading »

U.S. exporters have until July 5 to apply for trade mission to Chile

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications until July 5 from U.S. exporters for a trade mission to ... continue reading »

$320M in USDA funding aims to strengthen food supply chains

Nineteen states are receiving a share of $320 million in federal funding designed to to strengthen food supply chains and create agricultural business... continue reading »