The Democratic Party’s draft 2020 platform calls for directing more farm subsidies to small and medium-size farms while making the agriculture sector the first in the first world to eliminate net carbon emissions.
The National Milk Producers Federation and International Dairy Foods Association are jointly asking USDA to rescue the industry from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by paying farms to cut production and providing forgivable loans to processors to keep buying milk.
The House passes a coronavirus outbreak relief package backed by President Donald Trump that would expand domestic feeding programs and suspend work requirements under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Food-insecure households in the United States, defined as those who “had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources,” declined to prerecession levels last year, USDA's Economic Research Service reported Wednesday.
Congress is launching a debate this year over federal child nutrition programs, which haven’t been reauthorized since the Obama administration successfully pushed through sweeping changes in school meals more than eight years ago.
The Agriculture Department is closing county Farm Service Agency offices after Friday and will suspend publication of some new reports and take others offline with the partial government shutdown set to drag into the new year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – USDA is easing some restrictions on what products families participating in the WIC program in Texas can buy as the full range of eggs, bread and fluid milk products are in short supply in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
WASHINGTON, Mar. 16, 2017 - President Trump is releasing budget proposals this morning that will call for deep spending cuts across the federal government, including at USDA, EPA and other agencies. Trump’s targets at USDA will include the nation's flagship international food aid program, Food for Peace.