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USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint eleven U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including three Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and eight Rural Development (RD) State Directors. “I am thrilled to welcome these talented and experienced public servants to USDA at a critical time…

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USDA Commits $215 Million to Enhance the American Food Supply Chain

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making available up to $215 million in grants and other support to expand meat and poultry processing options, strengthen the food supply chain, and create jobs and economic opportunities in rural areas.

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United States Advances Agricultural Innovation at Inaugural AIM for Climate Ministerial

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21, 2022 – At the first Agriculture Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate) ministerial meeting in Dubai today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack underscored the importance of joint international action and investment in climate-smart agriculture and food systems innovation, calling on AIM for Climate partners to continue on their ambitious…

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USDA and EPA Welcome New U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) welcomed seven companies to the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions, companies that have committed to reducing food loss and waste in their U.S. operations by 50 percent by 2030. The new 2030 Champions include: Albertsons Companies,…

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The Path Ahead for U.S. Economy

Will there be surprises as the Fed ends asset purchases and raises rates to beat back inflation that has already raised market volatility?

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