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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff

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WASHINGTON, September 30, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C. Linda Delgado was appointed Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary Delgado most recently served as the Director of Government Affairs at Oxfam America. She has extensive experience in…

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Agriculture Secretary Applauds Research Efforts in Blocking Spread of African Swine Fever Virus

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today applauded research and protection efforts underway at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever virus, which has been causing devastating losses to the swine industry across…

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USDA Announces $3 Billion Investment in Agriculture, Animal Health, and Nutrition; Unveils New Climate Partnership Initiative, Requests Public Input

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Comprehensive Package of Investments Targets Urgent Challenges Facing Agriculture Today WASHINGTON, September 29, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a comprehensive set of investments to address challenges facing America’s agricultural producers. These include assistance to address challenges and costs associated with drought, animal health, market disruptions for agricultural commodities, and school food supply…

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USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Hurricane Ida

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WASHINGTON, September 27, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid recovery efforts for farmers, ranchers and residents affected by Hurricane Ida. USDA staff in offices across the country are ready to respond with a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to producers and communities in…

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USDA Announces Intent to Establish an Equity Commission, Solicits Nominations for Membership

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WASHINGTON, September 24, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will establish an Equity Commission and is requesting nominations for membership on the Equity Commission Advisory Committee and Equity Commission Subcommittee on Agriculture. The Notice represents an important step towards implementing President Biden’s commitment to create an Equity Commission and the…

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