Some 66 commodity groups and trade organizations will be dividing nearly $174 million to promote their products overseas under Market Access Program (MAP) allocations announced by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service for the 2018 fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 – A cadre of organic supporters is suing the Department of Agriculture over a decision to delay implementation of the organic animal welfare standards rule finalized in the final days of the Obama administration.
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2017 – Laura Batcha, CEO of the Organic Trade Association, says that USDA should follow public sentiment on a proposal that would alter animal welfare requirements in organic production.
WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2017 - There is a whale of a lot more needed than a robust farm bill to build the kind of substructure needed to sustain America’s rural and agricultural economy, according to the speakers on a rural infrastructure panel at the Farm Bill Summit sponsored by Agri-Pulse this week in Washington.