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USDA Announced Availability of Funding for Tribal Land-Grant Colleges

Posted July 3, 2014 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability...

AFPC Released Farm Bill Decision-Aid Tool

Posted July 3, 2014 The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a preliminary version of...

NSAC Issues Climate Change Recommendations Under Farm Bill

Posted June 26, 2014 A year after the President’s Climate Action Plan, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) announced the...

Agriculture Research Boards Begins Search for Directors

Posted June 24, 2014 Board of directors to be named for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, which was...

Farm Bill Could Cause Problems for Peanut Growers

Posted June 6, 2014   Peanut farmers are worried about unexpected effects of the farm bill on crops, according to an...

Committee Approved 2015 Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Posted June 2, 2014   On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill on a...

House Panel Supports School Lunch Waivers

Posted May 30, 2014   At the House Appropriations Committee, Republicans moved forward with the plan to offer school districts a...

USDA Seeks Partnerships in New Conservation Program

Posted May 28, 2014   On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) traveled to...

NFU Submits Testimony to Congress on Country of Origin Labeling

Posted May 13, 2014   The National Farmers Union (NFU) recently submitted additional testimony to the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on...

Groups Ask Vilsack to Consider Regional Interests in Farm Bill Implementation

Posted May 12, 2014   Several farm groups recently asked Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to consider all regional interests in...

Kentucky Hemp Crop Ready for Planting

Posted May 7, 2014   Kentucky’s first legal hemp crop since the 1950s is ready to be planted this month, according...

USDA Launches Farm Bill Implementation Website

Posted April 24, 2014   U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced significant progress in implementing the Agriculture Act of 2014,...

NY Bill Would Allow Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Posted April 24, 2014   New York could be the next state to approve industrial hemp cultivation under a new bill...

CBO Estimates SNAP Costs Will Drop by $24 Billion

Posted April 17, 2014   After much political discord over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps,...

Experts Weigh in on Making Farm Bill Decisions

Posted April 10, 2014   The new farm bill includes many changes and farm services experts and agricultural accountants are offering...

Vilsack Releases Farm Bill Implementation Progress Report

Posted April 7, 2014   Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently released a progress report for the implementation of the farm...

Senator Cochran Asks USDA to Designate a Critical Conservation Area

Posted April 4, 2014   U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) recently suggested that USDA consider designating the Lower Mississippi River Valley...

USDA Announces MILC Program Extension

Posted April 2, 2014   USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Juan M. Garcia, recently announced the extension of the Milk...

USDA Announces Farm Bill Modifications to Loan Programs

Posted March 27, 2014   Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, recently announced modifications to loan programs administered by...

USDA Announces Growth of Organic Industry

Posted March 21, 2014   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced new statistics showing that the organic industry continues...