Jose Emilio Esteban, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

Jose Emilio Esteban, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

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USDA Increases Efforts to Reduce the Impact and Spread of H5N1

The department is offering a variety of compensations and reimbursements for lost milk production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced assistance to improve on-site biosecurity for producers who…

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USDA Agency Updates Product Threshold for Salmonella Contamination

The measure is intended to prevent illness and support food safety in the poultry supply chain. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)…

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USDA and USAID Launch Initiative for Global Food Aid

Collaborative effort addresses global hunger crisis, focusing on 18 vulnerable countries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are deploying $1…

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USDA Announces Partnership to Strengthen Food Financing Programs

Deputy secretary says the initiative will provide healthy local food options and support local farmers and ranchers. The Department of Agriculture announced 16 partnerships with local food financing…

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Forest Service Invests in Rural Road Maintenance

41 states receive funding under the Secure Rural Schools program to improve roads and escape routes in national forests. The U.S. Forest Service invested $232 million this month…

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USDA Awards $40 Million in Organic Produce Development

The funding is intended to support more than 27,000 producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $40.5 million this month to the 60 projects selected for the…

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USDA Assists TX and OK Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Wildfires

Secretary Vilsack directs resources and assistance for recovery efforts across affected communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is supporting recovery efforts for…

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USDA Awards Rural Energy Grants

$2.2 billion investment to increase electric reliability for 2 million rural residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that 39 rural energy projects have been selected to…

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House Passes Package of Six Appropriations Bills

The $460 billion so-called “minibus” averts a partial government shutdown. The House of Representatives passed a more than one-thousand-page, $460 billion package to fund the federal government, averting…

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