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Bring Food Safety to Your Summer Vacation

As summertime brings families and friends together for outdoor celebrations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging you to make sure your summer...

Four Percent of Corn Crop, Eight Percent of Soybean Crop Planted...

So far in Michigan, four percent of the expected corn crop has been planted according to the USDA’s Weekly Crop Progress Report for the...

USDA Accepts 2 Million Acres in Offers Through Conservation Reserve Program...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting more than 2 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and...

USDA Announces May 2022 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced loan interest rates for May 2022, which are effective May 2, 2022. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA)...

USDA Issues Report Showing Livestock, Crops Being Produced Under Contract

In 2020, agricultural contracts governed the production of about 33 percent, by value, of all U.S. farm commodities. A contract is a legal agreement...

African Swine Fever Virus Vaccine Passes Tests Required for Regulatory Approval

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Monday announced that a vaccine candidate for African Swine Fever (ASF) passed an...

USDA Announcing Changes to WASDE Beginning in May

Starting with the May 12, 2022 release (issue No. 624), the following changes will be made to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates...

USDA Establishes New $43 Million Program to Support Rural Health Care...

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday announced the establishment of a program to expand rural hospitals and providers’ access to COVID-19...

USDA Takes Action to Strengthen Pollinator Research Support

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its strengthened commitment to advancing research and programmatic priorities that support pollinator health by soliciting nominations for members...

U.S., Mexican Agriculture Secretaries Meet to Address Shared Priorities

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Mexico Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development Victor Villalobos met this week to continue cooperation on...

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