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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 »

USDA-NIFA commits $14 million to research projects, more to come

To keep science discovery, innovation, and education moving forward, USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA) developed a serie... continue reading »

More commodities added to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Aug. 11 that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)... continue reading »

USDA warns of unsolicited seed scam from China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be co... continue reading »

USDA accepting Section 32 offers for purchase of dehydrated potato products

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting offers to buy dehydrated potato products to be distributed through the National School Lunch Pr... continue reading »

USDA to buy dehydrated potatoes as part of Section 32 purchases

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans May 22 to purchase fresh potatoes and dehydrated potatoes, for distribution to various food ... continue reading »

USDA could require produce processors to continue production during COVID-19

Two U.S. federal government agencies have reached an agreement where produce processors would be forced to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, l... continue reading »

California leafy greens processing facility first to be EFI-certified

Following a two-year quest, organic leafy greens producer Misionero's California processing facility has achieved Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) cert... continue reading »