President’s Task Force Meets to Address Human Trafficking

The task force is chaired by the secretary of state. The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, chaired by Secretary of State Antony…

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Secretary Vilsack Responds to 2024 Farm Income Forecast

Decreasing global demand makes domestic support more crucial. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responded to the 2024 Farm Sector Income Forecast, a predictive dataset aggregated by the U.S.…

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USDA Selects Students for 2024 Future Leaders Program

Graduate and undergraduate students receive career development opportunities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 20 winners of their Future Leaders in Agriculture program, offering graduate and…

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USDA Awards Grants for Urban Forestry Initiatives

The department is partnering with faith-based organizations to support tree planting and green space development in communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a $1 million grant from the…

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USDA Initiates Grading Pilot Program for Beef Producers

The program is intended to facilitate the use of USDA’s grading and certification by small, independent processors. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a pilot program this month,…

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USDA Appoints New Advisory Committee Members for Minority Farmers

The 15 members have been appointed to serve a two-year term. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed 15 new members to their Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers,…

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Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

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USDA Seeks to Protect Old-Growth Trees

USDA secretary says forest management will conserve “these national treasures.” The Agriculture Department is proposing a plan intended to protect older trees that store carbon dioxide and help…

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USDA Partners with AFA to Cultivate Future Agricultural Leaders

The goal is to prepare young people for careers in agriculture in the federal sector. Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a Memorandum…

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USDA Seeks Funding From Congress for WIC Program

The supplemental nutrition program is among those that have not received appropriations for the current fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates there are 810,000 who…

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