Articles Tagged with ''USDA''

USDA opens export markets for hatching eggs, day-old chicks, dairy cattle and pears

New markets include Russia and Iraq.
By Shane O'Halloran
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New markets include Russia and Iraq.
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New foundation to facilitate public-private research

The Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation will focus on commercializing research.
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The Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation will focus on commercializing research.
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Vilsack talks healthy foods, childhood nutrition

The SNAP program will be expanded, and a pilot program was a success.
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The SNAP program will be expanded, and a pilot program was a success.
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Budget cuts key topic at House Agricultural Appropriations meeting

Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Furloughs are expected, but final plans are not yet in place.
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Vilsack confirms furlough of meat inspectors

Automatic budget cuts made the move unavoidable.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Automatic budget cuts made the move unavoidable.
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Budget cuts to reduce federal milk market administrator’s budget

The $3 million cut will come out of the Milk Market Orders Assessment Fund.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The $3 million cut will come out of the Milk Market Orders Assessment Fund.
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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.
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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.
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USDA could be forced to furlough workers.
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