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USDA Expands Aid to US Farmers, Specialty Crop Producers

USDA Expands Aid to US Farmers, Specialty Crop Producers

BY ALAN MCDONNELL Producer federation warns some farmers may not know aid is available U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that the federal government will help support American farmers and specialty producers by expanding the number of commodities covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is also […]

USDA Investigation Reveals 14 Varieties in Unsolicited Seeds Mailed From China

USDA Investigation Reveals 14 Varieties in Unsolicited Seeds Mailed From China

BY EVA FU An investigation into mysterious Chinese seed packages sent to thousands of U.S. households has identified them as 14 varieties of herbs, fruits, ornamental flowers, vegetables, and weeds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated. The known species include morning glory, cabbage, mustard, mint, sage, rosemary, lavender, hibiscus, and rose, although deputy administrator of […]

Tennessee Company Recalls 16,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Frozen Food Products

Tennessee Company Recalls 16,000 Pounds of Ready-to-Eat Frozen Food Products

BY PAULA LIU Coco’s Italian Market, a Nashville, Tennessee company, is recalling approximately 16,868 pounds of ready-to-eat meat products due to having not been federally inspected before production, according to a news release issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday, July 24. As indicated by the news release, the USDA has classified this recall as a Class I […]

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

USDA Calls for Direct Payments to Farmers Hit by Pandemic

BY TOM OZIMEK Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Fox News on Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to provide direct relief payments to farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want to have direct payments to farmers, but more importantly, we want to purchase as much of this milk or other protein products, hams […]

Employees Turn Their Backs On Ag Secretary In Silent Protest

Employees Turn Their Backs On Ag Secretary In Silent Protest

By Shelby Talcott | Contributor   Government employees turned their backs on Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a meeting Thursday as a silent protest over the decision to relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The ERS and NIFA are currently located in Washington, D.C., and are […]

Hormel Foods Corporation Recalls Canned Pork and Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Hormel Foods Corporation Recalls Canned Pork and Chicken Products due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2018 – Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The canned pork and chicken products were produced on […]

USDA Christmas Tree Tax Takes Effect

USDA Christmas Tree Tax Takes Effect