USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced it has extended the deadline for members of the public to submit alternative proposals on a new industry-funded promotion, research and information order for organic products.
As USDA continues to work with state and local officials impacted by this year’s devastating outbreak of avian influenza, government officials say they have evaluated the efficacy of available vaccine options for HPAI, but determined additional criteria must be met before a vaccine can be approved for emergency use.
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced nearly $12 million in organic certification assistance is available through the department in order to make certification more affordable for organic producers and handlers in the US.
The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) submitted comments to USDA and HHS questioning the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) recommendations and what the institute called an “inconsistent review of nutrition evidence.”
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden and Honduras Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Paz signed an agreement this week supporting agricultural development and trade in Honduras, according to USDA.