USDA Secretary Announces Funding for Youth Development Nonprofit

He highlighted efforts to support urban producers, create new markets, and strengthen local food systems. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently visited a nonprofit in Columbus, Georgia, that is…

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USDA Expands Programs for Farms Transitioning to Organic

$10 million added to 2024 organic farming grant programs. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that an additional $10 million has been added to programs expanding organic food and…

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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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Interior Invests in Native Hawaiian Tourism Initiatives

2024 grant program opened for Indigenous educational engagement. The Department of the Interior (DOI) opened $1 million in grant funding to Native Hawaiian Organizations offering educational programs to…

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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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President Says U.S. Will Air Drop Aid into Gaza

Humanitarian aid trucks have encountered difficulties in distributing to the Palestinians. President Joe Biden stated that the United States will start to air-drop humanitarian aid into Gaza in…

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