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Hutchins details ERS, NIFA hiring plans and funding delays

Faced with criticism about delays in research reports and distribution of grant funding, a top USDA official defended the department’s decision to relocate the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to the Kansas City region at a congressional hearing Thursday.
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August trade surplus keeps US on plus side for year

The U.S. agricultural trade surplus was $812.6 million in August, the highest monthly surplus for 2019 since February’s mark of $929 million, according to data compiled by USDA's Economic Research Service. In three of the past five months, the U.S. has registered a trade deficit.
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Food insecurity declines to prerecession levels

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.
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USDA's Hutchins defends ERS, NIFA relocation

USDA is working to ensure the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture continue to perform “mission-critical work” during the transition of the two agencies to the Kansas City region, a top-ranking science official told the Senate Agriculture Committee today.
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