Other Ag News

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 4:00pm

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended a series of waivers to provide WIC families with additional formula options through the end of the year. The waivers, which were previously set to expire at the end of September, will now be available...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2022 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a $3,458,752.00 cooperative agreement with Minnesota to increase their purchase of nutritious, local foods for school meal programs....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, August 23, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the 12 members of the newly established Equity Commission Subcommittee on Rural Community Economic Development (RCED). On April 7, 2022,...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 12:12pm

In early August, Deputy Under Secretary Stacy Dean and I travelled to San Francisco for meetings and events related to the work the USDA Food and Nutrition Service does to support local communities. On August 3, we spent the day visiting programs around the Bay Area that have an impact on...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 11:45am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications for $100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. agricultural products.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Purdue University’s Center for Food Demand Analysis and Sustainability has added a meat sentiment dashboard to its roster of free-access food system dashboards. The new dashboard, updated weekly, shows the sentiment and volume of meat and meat alternative mentions in social media and online news.
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 2:44pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Zaks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

lzaks@sustainableagriculture.net 

Tel. 347.563.6408

Comment: NSAC Applauds USDA Investment in New Organic Transition Initiative

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Monday, August 22, 2022 - 2:22pm

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2022 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

Brandon Chaderton has been promoted to White House Liaison in the Office of the Secretary...

Monday, August 22, 2022 - 11:30am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2022 --- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) $300 million investment, including with American Rescue Plan funds, in a new Organic Transition Initiative that will help build new and better markets...

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Monday, August 22, 2022 - 10:47am
Guadalupe Garcia, manager of Star Farm Chicago (photo courtesy of Star Farm Chicago) Austin Slesinski, founder of Sugar Shoots with Madeline Turner, NSAC Fellow Carie Starr of Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch (photo by Madeline Turner)

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