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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:16pm
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For more than 35 years, the Farm Bill’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has paid farmers and...

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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 12:00pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 27, 2022 – Today during a visit to the Junction Development Catalyst project site in West Des Moines, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $32 million to fund 2022...

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Friday, May 27, 2022 - 9:07am

As May comes to a close, USDA reflects on recent activities to support small businesses nationwide. The first of the month marked the start of National Small Business Week 2022. In recognition of the observance, USDA’s national and state office leadership connected with small businesses in...

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 7:30am

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced more support, resources, and new rules that will strengthen the American food supply chain, promote fair and competitive agricultural markets, prevent abuse of farmers by...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2022 – In its continued efforts to get formula to families in need, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is encouraging state agencies and their infant formula manufacturers to consider seeking temporary flexibility in their infant formula contracts to allow...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2022 – “Another massacre in America. A statement that is all too common and one we all wish to never speak again. Last week it was a church in California and a grocery store in Buffalo. Yesterday, it was an elementary school in Texas. It’s enough. We cannot...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Like a stylish secret agent, the spotted lanternfly has a striking appearance, but it is shrouded in mystery. Its movements are stealthy and devastating. And like something out of a suspense novel, a skilled team is using satellite technology to stay one step ahead of it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 11:00am

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the Department is investing $770 million to help create new and better...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:40am

USDA wishes you a happy National Asparagus Day! Americans consume over 500 million pounds of asparagus each year, and 80-90% of that is imported, mainly from Mexico and Peru. While domestic production continues to decline year-by-year, per capita consumption is growing and U.S. growers still...

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 9:09am

There’s nothing better than gathering around the grill to prepare a good meal. Don’t forget the rules of food safety this grilling season.

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