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Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Purdue University Extension Community Development is leading a series of workshops through the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Indiana.
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 6:34pm


Contact: Laura Zaks

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition


Tel. 347.563.6408

Release: NSAC Welcomes Pragmatic Senate Proposal as a Concrete Step Toward a Bipartisan Farm Bill... Read More
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 9:00am

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the names of individuals who hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Adamson was promoted to Chief of Staff for Research, Education, and Economics

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Aquaculture production operations that help feed the world’s growing population also generate polluted wastewater that harms the environment. Four studies published by Purdue University scientists since last May document the feasibility of previously unproven methods for successfully treating the... Read More
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 5:29pm

Editor’s Note: This blog post was co-written by OFRF’s Senior Policy and Programs Manager, Gordon Merrick, in collaboration with partners at NSAC. The post is available on the OFRF website as well. The authors are...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 12:51pm

Natural beauty, vibrant cities and diverse ecosystems make up USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Northwest Region, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. With its temperate northern climate, it’s no surprise that the region is diverse in crops and livestock. With the...

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 9:11am

Leigh Adams grew up in Houston, Texas, where agriculture and the outdoors were a way of life for her. “When I wasn’t at school, I was in the country tending to the ranch, fishing, baling hay or hunting,” she said. “Doing these activities brought nothing but happiness.”

Monday, April 29, 2024 - 1:00pm

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2024 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA is funding dozens of new infrastructure upgrades and clean...

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Monday, April 29, 2024 - 12:00am
A team led by Purdue University soybean geneticist Jianxin Ma has developed a new biotechnological tool for the domestication of desirable traits from wild soybeans, such as resistance to leafhopper insect pests. The use of such tools, called de novo domestication, makes it easier for scientists to... Read More
Friday, April 26, 2024 - 10:00am

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced its final determination to declare Salmonella an adulterant in raw breaded stuffed chicken products when they exceed a specific threshold (...

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