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USDA on Tainted Brazilian Meat

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None Has Entered U.S., 100 Percent Re-Inspection Instituted The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced additional steps to keep the food supply safe for American families in light of the recent investigations of Brazil’s meat industry. While none of the slaughter or processing facilities implicated in the Brazilian scandal have shipped meat products to …

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Census Of Agriculture Countdown Begins For America’s Farmers And Ranchers

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America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all …

Funding to Foster the Agricultural Science Workforce

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The talent pipeline for the agricultural workforce begins well before college, and today the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced the availability of $858,500 in funding to strengthen K-14 education in the food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences.

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$27 Million Available to Support Local Food Sector

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. “These grants will continue USDA’s support for the local food sector as an important strategy for keeping wealth in rural communities,” said AMS Administrator Elanor …

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Farm Service Agency Expands Bridges to Opportunity Nationwide

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the expansion of a unique service for farmers and ranchers. FSA’s Bridges to Opportunity program provides a one-stop-shop that connects producers with resources, programs and educational services offered across the department, as well as from other USDA partner organizations. Bridges to Opportunity, which currently provides enhanced customer support to …

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MyPlate, MyWins Helps Turn Resolutions into Real Solutions

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MyPlate, MyWins Helps Americans Turn Resolutions into Real Solutions for Healthy Eating in the New Year The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) launched a New Year’s campaign to help Americans turn their resolutions into real solutions for healthy eating in 2017. This campaign is supported by new and existing MyPlate, MyWins resources available …

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Lemons from Argentina Allowed for Import

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a final rule to allow the importation of fresh lemon fruit from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. Over the last 10 years, APHIS has thoroughly reviewed Argentina’s citrus production and packing practices and fully evaluated pest risks to U.S. agriculture. The review included …

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USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling

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Encourages Industry to use “Best if Used By” on Product Labels The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a “Best if Used By” date label.

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Detector Dogs Funded to Protect Agriculture and Plants from Pests and Diseases

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is allocating $57,762,405 from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 513 projects provided to partners in 53 states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

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Meeting Growing Demand for Organic Products

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of up to $3.8 million in funding to support research, education and extension to support organic farmers and ranchers as well as those adopting organic practices for the first time. The grants are funded through the Organic Transitions Program (ORG), administered by NIFA and authorized …

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USDA: No Cotton Storage Deficit

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that there is not a cotton storage deficit. The determination was made based on Oct. 1, 2016, production estimates and carry-in stock reports. Since there is no deficit, the CCC has determined that extra storage is not needed for the 2016 cotton crop.

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Funding for Robotic Research

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $3 million in available funding for robotic research, application, and education for agricultural systems that benefit consumers and rural communities. This funding is made available through the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), a federal research partnership that includes NIFA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space …

USDA Awards Funding for Market Development Programs

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program.

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Pesticide Data Program Summary Released

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published the 2015 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary.  The 2015 PDP Annual Summary shows more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below the residue levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 15 percent had no detectable residue.  Residues exceeding the tolerance were …