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Statements by Attorney General Holder and Agricultural Secretary Vilsack on Court Approval of Pigford II Settlement Agreement

  • October 28, 2011

Attorney General Eric Holder and Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statements on the U.S. Disrict Court for the District...

Court approves $1.15 billion settlement for black farmers in Pigford II

  • October 28, 2011

Yesterday, a judge approved a $1.15 billion settlement in the decades old class action suit filed by black farmers against the...

USDA tightens belt by cutting agriculture reports

  • October 28, 2011

The U.S. Agriculture Department has kept tabs for decades on a wide range of agricultural industries that generate billions of dollars...

Vilsack sees farm bill urging conservation

  • October 28, 2011

This week, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack stated that he is not proposing the linking of conservation compliance with subsidized...

USDA seeks comments on amendments establishing a controlled import permit

  • October 27, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend regulations concerning the importation...

USDA Grants Protection to 45 New Plant Varieties

  • October 27, 2011

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued certificates of protection to developers of 45 new varieties of seed-reproduced and tuber-propagated plants....