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USDA Farm Service Agency Urges Farmers and Ranchers to Vote in County Committee Elections Beginning Today

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Bruce Nelson announced that the 2011 FSA county committee...

Minority Farmer Advisory Committee to Hold Second Meeting

This Thursday and Friday, November 3-4, the members of the USDA Minority Farmer Advisory Committee will meet for the second time...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights the 150th Anniversary of USDA

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the year-long celebration of USDA’s 150th anniversary in 2012. The announcement took place in the...

USDA Invests in Crop Insurance Education

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will support crop...

New Rice Varieties Offer Benefits to Growers

According to a USDA press release, new rice varieties that offer new options for U.S. growers and expanded market opportunities for...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels

Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced payments for 156 advanced biofuel producers across the country to support the production and expansion...

USDA Announces Grants to Support Food and Agricultural Sciences Education at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded 20 competitive grants to Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) in six states and Puerto Rico...

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

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

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

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

USDA seeks comments on amendments establishing a controlled import permit

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

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