Today, USDA released the annual Expenditures on Children and Families report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, which projects a middle-income family will spend $245,340 to raise a child born in 2013.
USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) launched new expedited tracing procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce and find the root cause of the incident.
Under the modernized rule, poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to control Salmonella and Campylobacter while an updated inspection system aims to better position inspectors on the line
Members of USDA, Congress and President Barack Obama joined African heads of state and government leaders this week for the first-ever African Leaders summit to determine ways that would enhance trade between the US and Africa.
USDA is asking for public input on a proposal that would provide more information to the public about the amount of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits used at retailers and grocery stores.
USDA recently released state fact sheets detailing the importance of agriculture trade. The state-specific fact sheets include each state’s top five agricultural exports in 2012 and the number of US jobs created by agriculture.