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November 3, 2017

 

A driver from DC Central Kitchen delivers food to the USDA Farmers Market.

Hunger Levels Remain Stubbornly High In US

A USDA survey shows that the number of Americans suffering from hunger remains well above pre-recession levels nearly a decade ago.

November 3, 2017

 

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Clovis Withdraws From USDA Nomination

Sam Clovis was linked this week to the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

October 27, 2017

 

An aerial photo from Sept. 23 shows devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria.

Congress Approves More Relief For Puerto Rico

Congress this week passed a $36.5 billion emergency package to pay for ongoing disaster relief from Puerto Rico to California.

October 6, 2017

 

Aid workers distribute water to residents in the Rio Cañas Abajo zone of Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 1.

Food Aid Trickles Into Puerto Rico

Two weeks after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, aid is finally reaching remote areas amid criticism of the relief effort.

August 30, 2017

 

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Alarm Raised Over President’s Choice For USDA Top Science Job

Political observers see Sam Clovis' nomination to undersecretary as payback for his loyalty to Trump, but here’s the rub: he’s not a scientist.

July 13, 2017

 

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USDA Requires Schools To Outline “Lunch Shaming” Policies

The federal agency wants school districts to better communicate with parents their policies for unpaid student lunch debts.

June 15, 2017

 

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Falsely Labeled Organic Imports Alarm Organic Industry

Three soybean and corn shipments from Turkey were falsely labeled "organic" upon arrival in the U.S. earlier this year.

May 17, 2017

 

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Plan To Shakeup USDA Worries Rural Advocates

The Trump White House proposed a 21 percent cut to USDA’s discretionary funding, and rural advocates are worried.

April 25, 2017

 

Then-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue

Months After Nomination, Perdue Confirmed As Ag Secretary

Perdue earned a doctorate in veterinary medicine and has had a long career operating family agribusiness and transportation companies.

April 17, 2017

 

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Veganize Your Baked Goods With Flaxseeds

Our podcast series on baking goes vegan with Natalie Rae Good. Then, sustainable foraging tips from an expert. (Hint: leave the ramps bulbs in the ground.)

April 17, 2017

 

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Former Ag Secretary Worried About Lack Of Rural Focus

Tom Vilsack is particularly troubled by the proposed elimination of a program that gives grant money to small towns to upgrade water treatment facilities.

March 24, 2017

 

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Trump’s USDA Pick Gets Capitol Hill Hearing But No Vote Yet

Sonny Perdue was the last cabinet secretary Trump nominated, back on Jan. 19.

March 20, 2017

 

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Rural Groups Push Against Proposed Cuts To USDA Spending

President Trump’s proposal calls for reduction in USDA discretionary spending and lays out rationale for why some programs are either eliminated or scaled back.

February 10, 2017

 

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Organic Animal Welfare Rules Delayed, Giving Opponents Hope

Implementation of the rules has been pushed back thanks to President Donald Trump’s “regulatory freeze.”

January 25, 2017

 

Agricultural Research Service in Fort Collins, Colorado

Ag Department Lifts Gag-Order On Taxpayer-Funded Research

The Agricultural Research Service rescinded its initial directive in an email to employees Tuesday evening.

January 25, 2017

 

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USDA Scientists Told Not To Publicly Share Their Work

The directive comes as President Donald Trump begins his term and before his nominee for Agriculture Secretary undergoes U.S. Senate confirmation hearings.

January 24, 2017

 

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Farm Groups Anxious As Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of TPP Trade Deal

The American Farm Bureau Federation claimed in its analysis that the TPP could have increased U.S. agricultural exports by billions of dollars a year.

January 19, 2017

 

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Trump To Tap Perdue As Agriculture Secretary

If nominated and confirmed, Sonny Perdue will take charge of the USDA, an agency with nearly 100,000 employees and a $150 billion budget.

January 14, 2017

 

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Agriculture Secretary Lone Trump Cabinet Post Without Nominee

The next Agriculture Secretary will be charged with shepherding a new Farm Bill through Congress. Work on the law is slated to begin almost immediately.

January 12, 2017

 

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Grocers To Accept Food Stamps For Online Orders

The USDA plans to launch a pilot program to allow people to buy groceries online with food stamps.

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