Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture

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USDA Urges Congress to Fund WIC Program

Cuts have been proposed in the 2024 draft budget. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made a request of Congress, asking that legislators not cut $1 billion…

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USDA Highlights Farm Food Safety Program Assistance Deadline

Applications for eligible program expenses will be accepted through January 31. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) brought attention to the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program…

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USDA Reports Decrease in Avian Flu

Less than half as many recorded cases in 2023 compared to 2022. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported a recent drop in cases of avian flu among…

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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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U.S. Forest Service Partners with Private Sector to Expand Reforestation

American Forests is a conservation nonprofit that will collaborate on a 10-year plan. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a partnership with American Forests to help reforest 4…

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Senator Responds to GAO Report on USDA Crop Insurance

The year-long investigative report shows insurance brokers received more than a third of the federal program benefits. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this week showing…

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Federal Agencies Announce Food Waste Strategy at COP28 Summit

Collaborative agency effort is intended to build resilient food systems. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) jointly announced…

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