Breakdown of New GIPSA Poultry Regulations

December 15, 2016

Farm Aid and Family Farmers Discuss GIPSA’s New Regulations Governing Poultry-growing Contracts By Brittany Vanderpool On December 14, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) published a series of rules […]




USDA Announces Grants Available for Organic Growing

December 8, 2016

USDA Announces $3.8 Million for Research to Help Farmers and Ranchers Meet Growing Demand for Organic Products By Kelly Sprute, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today […]




NIFA Announces $3 Million in Funding for Robotics Research

December 6, 2016

More than 30 Small Businesses to Receive Second-Round Funding for Innovative Solutions in Food Production, Food Safety and Forest Management By Sally Gifford, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and […]




USDA Releases School Meals Application Prototype

November 30, 2016

New Web Application Designed to Save Time, Money By FNS Office of the Chief Communications Officer On November 30, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) introduced its first ever web-based […]




Fayetteville NC Company Recalls 237,891 Pounds of Pork BBQ

November 17, 2016

Morty Pride Meats, Inc. Recalls Pork Barbeque Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Released by Veronika Medina, fsis.usda.gov Morty Pride Meats, Inc., a Fayetteville, North Carolina establishment, is recalling approximately 237,891 pounds of pork barbeque […]




NIFA Awards $8.6 Million in Community Food Projects

October 1, 2016

Released by Sally Gifford, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on September 30, 2016, announced details on investments of $8,640,000 in 33 projects to foster self-sustaining solutions that help […]




New Agricultural Officers Sworn Into Foreign Service

July 17, 2016

Ten employees of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) were sworn in as Foreign Service Officers during a July 13, 2016, ceremony at USDA headquarters in Washington. The new officers include […]




Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments

June 27, 2016

Funds For Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West Reclamation Commissioner López, USDA Secretary Vilsack Announce Strengthened Collaboration to Address Water Supply-and-Demand Imbalances Released by Peter Soeth, usbr.gov The US Departments […]




Memorial Day Food Safety Tips issued by USDA

May 27, 2016

USDA Urges Consumers to Keep Clear of the Danger Zone This Summer Released by the Food Safety Education Staff Summer cookouts are right around the corner and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety […]




Small Business Funding Competition Announced

May 27, 2016

USDA-NSF Announce Competition to Help Small Businesses Achieve Economic Success Released by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the […]




Food Safety Related Grants Available from USDA NIFA

April 18, 2016

USDA Announces $4.7 Million Available in Grants for Food Safety Training, Outreach and Technical Assistance Released by Kelly Flynn, nifa.usda.gov The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) on April 18, 2016, announced the availability of $4.7 million in grants […]




Recall Issued for Perdue “Applegate” Chicken Nuggets

March 6, 2016

Perdue Foods LLC, Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Released by Kristen Booze, fsis.usda.gov  Perdue Foods LLC, a Gainesville, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,530 pounds of chicken nugget products (produced for Applegate […]




Huisken Meat Company Recalls Beef Products

January 5, 2016

Angus Burgers Recalled Due To Possible Wood Contamination Released by Veronika Medina, Congressional and Public Affairs via www.fsis.usda.gov (United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service) Huisken Meat Company, a Sauk Rapids, Minnesota establishment, is recalling approximately […]




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