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USDA awards $30.1 million for food safety research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $30.1 million in competitive grants to fund 80 research projects to improve food safety, re... continue reading »

AFFI reacts to USDA Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services recently released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The recomm... continue reading »

USDA, HHS release 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

HHS and USDA have released the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The 8th edition of the Dietary Guidelines includes five overarching guid... continue reading »

Ready Pac launches new elevĀte product line

To meet growing consumer demand for fresh, clean and nutrient-rich meal options, Ready Pac Foods announces the launch of a revolutionary new brand -- ... continue reading »

New wash developed for sanitizing fresh produce

An Agricultural Research Service scientist in Pennsylvania has developed a sanitizing wash formulated with natural compounds that could reduce the n... continue reading »

USDA awards $8.3 million in grants to support research, development

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded more than $8.3 million in grants to small bus... continue reading »

Report: Most of rented farmland is owned by non-farmers

Agricultural producers rented and farmed 353.8 million acres of farmland, according to the results of the 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Ag... continue reading »

USDA: Past, present, future of trade relationship with Cuba

Since December 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced the intention to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than half a century... continue reading »

Processing tomato production reaches a record high

Contracted production for California processing tomatoes is forecast at 14.5 million tons, averaging 49.5 tons per acre. The current forecasted produc... continue reading »

USDA plans Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee meeting

The USDA's Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) will meet on Sept. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public. ... continue reading »