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Industry groups endorse Perdue for USDA

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to nominate former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for USDA secretary of agriculture, Bloomberg reports. The... continue reading »

USDA revises guidance on date labeling

The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing f... continue reading »

USDA to purchase cranberry concentrate surplus

A collaborative effort between cranberry industry stakeholders, USDA officials and the Cranberry Marketing Committee has culminated in the commitment ... continue reading »

United Fresh publishes white paper on Vermont labeling law

United Fresh Produce Association has published a white paper and legal backgrounder to assist member companies in understanding and complying with a ... continue reading »

Agricultural Marketing Service updates 2016 user fees

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has published 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing an... continue reading »

USDA funds antimicrobial resistance research

The USDA is making $6 million available to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture ... continue reading »

Red Gold completes transition to non-BPA, non-GMO

Red Gold has transitioned nearly all (90 out of 93) of its canned tomato products produced under the company’s four brand labels to non-BPA/BPS-... continue reading »

USDA announces funding for nanotechnology research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The univers... continue reading »

Agricutlure Secretary Vilsack announces US-Cuba ag agreement

While in Cuba, Secretary Vilsack announced that USDA will allow the 22 industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organiza... continue reading »

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to join president on Cuba trip

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will join President Obama when he travels to Cuba later this month, the USDA announced. This historic visit - the fi... continue reading »