WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 President Barack Obama laid out his budget plan for next year on Tuesday, including his bid to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million a level thats only been met a few times in the programs 51-year
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2015 USDA announced Monday it will put $20.1 million toward research and extension projects that help producers fight citrus greening disease, which has affected more than 75 percent of Florida citrus groves.
The prospect of delisting the Yellowstone grizzly under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been high in recent years, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) appears closer than ever to handing the management of the bear over to Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Thursday it will offer $9 million in resources to states, local governments and third parties that establish or expand wetland mitigation banks for farmers to utilize.
During a White House summit on child hunger Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that President Barack Obamas FY2017 budget proposal would include a $12 billion allocation over ten years for a permanent summer feeding pro
Hunger in developing countries has fallen 27 percent since 2000, but still persists at alarming or serious levels in 52 countries, according to a report that argues hunger and famine are linked to armed conflict.
The Agriculture Department will dole out $63,000 in cash and prizes to the six winners of the USDA-Microsoft Innovation Challenge. The winners, announced Wednesday, developed online mitigation tools for climate change using open source USDA agricultural production data.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had been edging toward a tussle with Congress for over a year on fire borrowing budget dilemmas, but he recently raised the stakes when he declared USDA agencies were not going to borrow money this year to pay for 2016 fire season costs
The White House Rural Council (WHRC) and its federal collaborators have announced the 27 Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP) partner communities that will receive technical assistance during 2016 as they work to increase economic opportunities for local farmers and acces
Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden, who led the implementation of the 2014 farm bill, says she�s leaving USDA at the end of February. Michael Scuse, the current under secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, has been tapped as acting depu