USDA will reopen all its Farm Service Agency offices on Thursday with furloughed workers providing an expanded set of services for farmers, including processing Market Facilitation Program applications.
The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration will share regulatory oversight of cell-cultured meat products, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said today.
The goal is for the U.S. and China to agree on a preliminary “framework” for a deal to end the countries’ trade hostilities when President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet later this month as scheduled in Argentina at the G20 summit, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Agri-Pulse today.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue reaffirmed his desire to move swiftly in identifying new office locations for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, at the swearing-in today of a new NIFA director.
Georgia farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and lost livestock because of Hurricane Michael can sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.