Other Ag News

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 12:01pm

August is National Breastfeeding Month. Did you know that USDA conducts research to define dietary needs to ensure optimal maternal and child health? A researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is heading international studies to establish...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 10:00am

Are you looking to improve your technical or business skills to benefit your farming operation? Consider joining one of our more than 30 online courses during live instruction this upcoming online course season.

The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our upcoming...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023 - 9:05am

This summer 64 students who were selected for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Internship Program gained real world experience at USDA agencies and offices across the United States. The TMCF Internship Program is one of many that enable USDA to...

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Monday, August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
A microscopic species of algae is causing toxic algal blooms around the world, affecting two dozen states in the U.S., especially Texas. New research into the genetic diversity of the responsible organism, Prymnesium parvum, could help authorities predict when blooms will occur.
Friday, August 11, 2023 - 12:21pm
This summer’s NSAC members meeting was held at the historic Hotel Boulderado, which first opened on New Year’s Eve in 1908, is a City of Boulder landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This year’s NSAC Summer Meeting was held last week in sunny (although...

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Friday, August 11, 2023 - 11:00am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will begin providing additional, automatic financial assistance for qualifying guaranteed Farm Loan Programs (FLP) borrowers who are facing financial risk. The announcement is part of the $3...

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Friday, August 11, 2023 - 10:00am

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2023 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small will lead the first-ever U.S. agribusiness trade mission to Luanda, Angola on Nov. 28 – Dec. 1. USDA Foreign Agricultural Service is now accepting applications from U.S....

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Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 1:18pm

In celebration of National Farmers Market Week (August 6-12), and to further the awareness of farmers markets’ contributions to healthy food access, AMS is highlighting a cooperative agreement partnership with the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC)...

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Thursday, August 10, 2023 - 10:29am

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to about 42 million Americans in need each month. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) ensures that benefits are as convenient and easy to use as possible, however, historically there have been challenges when...

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023 - 12:30pm

Over the past several years, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has conducted research on local and regional food systems to better understand the relationships, processes, and lessons learned in developing increasingly resilient food supply chains. The Local & Regional Foods...

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