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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 »

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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 »