USDA opens applications for $300 mln to help exporters break into new markets

Farmers struggle with drought and fear additonal water restrictions in Arizona

An alfalfa field, a water-intensive crop, is cut by a Triple M Farms employee amid extreme drought conditions in Pinal County near Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S., August 27, 2022. REUTERS/Rebecca Noble/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday said it would start accepting applications for an […]

USDA Inaction on New Swine Inspection System Fails U.S. Farmers and Pork Processors | The United States Senate Committee On Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry

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Key Takeaways USDA’s self-imposed November 30 deadline on the Time-Limited Trial for New Swine Inspection System plants is rapidly approaching and the department has yet to establish a permanent solution or issue an extension of the current Time-Limited Trial that allows certain pork processing plants to operate at increased line speeds to facilitate greater […]

Severe drought impacting farmers in Bainbridge area

Severe drought impacting farmers in Bainbridge area

Area farmers are navigating through challenges of a severe drought in Decatur County. The local USDA office has grants available for qualifying farmers. Watch the story above to see just how the dry weather is impacting a local farm. BROADCAST TRANSCRIPT : The dry weather is hurting growers in Southwest Georgia. As farmers in this […]

US farm agency finalizes rule to require outdoor access for organic chickens

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack speaks about a possible government shutdown during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 25, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis Acquire Licensing Rights WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday issued long-awaited final regulations to standardize living conditions of organic livestock […]

USDA announces $65M program to bring in farm workers

USDA announces $65M program to bring in farm workers

The Biden-Harris administration today announced $65 million in grants available for the Farm Labor Stabilization and Protection Pilot Program to help employers bring in workers from northern Central America, through the Labor Department’s seasonal H-2A visa program. USDA said, “The program makes good on a commitment made and announced as part of the Los Angeles […]

Ohio office opens for farmers, applicants for USDA discrimination assistance program

Ohio office opens for farmers, applicants for USDA discrimination assistance program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its Discrimination Financial Assistance Program. Also, it recently opened an office in Central Ohio for eligible farmers, ranchers and landowners who believe they have been discriminated against by the federal agency. The USDA is opening offices across the country to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers […]

USDA approves disaster declaration for Vermont farmers after July floods – VTDigger

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (center) is joined by Sen. Patrick Leahy (right) and other officials at a news conference in 2014 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington. Vilsack has approved a Secretarial Disaster Designation for all 14 counties in Vermont. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger Nearly two months after devastating floods […]

USDA gives state more than $300K for agriculture projects

USDA gives state more than $300K for agriculture projects

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