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How to access USDA grants for export programs

Bryant Christie Inc., an international marketing and research firm, is offering free webinars to help food, beverage and agribusinesses seek out, apply for, and leverage government grants for export programs. Throughout its 30-plus-year history, Bryant... more »

Busting tax myths: General farm information

Tax season is here and it’s time for producers to file taxes for their operations. To help navigate the challenges of tax filing, USDA has partnered with experts to provide tips and resources for taxes... more »

USDA report: Fewer farms, but young farmers on the rise

The 2022 Census of Agriculture results, which span more than six million data points about U.S. farmers and their operations are now available from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The information shows a... more »

USDA seeks solutions via Climate Corps training program

The USDA has launched the Working Lands Climate Corps initiative to train the next generation of conservation and climate leaders. As part of the American Climate Corps initiative, the Working Lands Climate Corps will provide... more »

Ag Secretary Vilsack, sustainable coalition highlight loss of farms

The 2022 Census of Agriculture, recently released by the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), underscores the need for federal policies that support small and medium farms, according to the National Sustainable Agricultural Coalition (NASC).... more »

Brighter Bites named strategic MyPlate.gov partner

Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly  to families, has been named a National Strategic Partner of MyPlate.gov. Through this partnership, Brighter Bites joins a large variety of organizations and... more »

USDA pesticide data report shows overwhelming compliance

The USDA has released its Pesticide Data Program (PDP) report focused on 2022 sampling results, which shows that more than 99% of all foods sampled had residues well below Environmental Protection Agency safety standards, if... more »

USDA invests in strengthening specialty crops sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in programs designed to support the U.S. specialty crops industry, including promoting exports and funding a maximum residue limits (MRL) database. The launch of the Assisting Specialty... more »

USDA’s fruit and vegetable advisory group meets in February

The USDA Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC) is preparing for its next meeting. The committee will have a virtual meeting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on March 4-5, 2024. The USDA... more »

USDA funds more than $1 million in organic promotion abroad

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) has received more than $1 million from the USDA Market Access Program (MAP) to promote U.S. organic products around the world in 2024. The $1.05 million consists of $760,633 in... more »

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