Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

USDA finalizes microloan program for small farmers

The loans will be worth up to $35,000.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The loans will be worth up to $35,000.
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FSIS indifferent to advisory committees?

A member of Congress is questioning USDA processes for ensuring that imported meat products are as safe as domestically produced items.
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In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) complained that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) “fundamentally” changed the process with no notice.


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Rural food hubs increasingly important

USDA hopes to encourage construction of local food system infrastructures.
By Shane O'Halloran
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USDA hopes to encourage construction of local food system infrastructures.
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Sequester could cause billions of dollars in losses for meat producers

USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
By Shane O'Halloran
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USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
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Resolved export issues help economy

USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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USDA estimates it freed up $4 billion in agricultural exports last year.
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AMI reminds federal government of meat and poultry inspection obligation

A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
By Shane O'Halloran
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A sequester and furlough would mean significant lost profits.
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IDFA supports USDA’s proposed rule on school food options

Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
By Kathryn Martin, Contributing Editor and Shane O'Halloran
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Rules for milk, yogurt, cheese and desserts have changed.
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American Soybean Association relays priorities to USDA, EPA

By Shane O'Halloran
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TECH FLASH

FDA increases irradiation levels in poultry, beef products

The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The increased levels are expected to kill more pathogens.
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US, China agree on new Dairy Export Certificate

USDA will begin issuing certificates immediately
By Shane O'Halloran
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US and Chinese officials agreed to a new US Dairy Export Certificate, resolving a longstanding issue and allowing US dairies to enter a growing export market.
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