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USDA to Provide Payments to Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought or Wildfire

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WASHINGTON, March 31, 2022 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for forage losses due to severe drought or wildfire in 2021 will soon begin receiving emergency relief payments for increases in supplemental feed costs in 2021 through the…

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USDA Publishes Origin of Livestock Final Rule for Organic Dairy

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WASHINGTON, Mar. 29, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the highly anticipated Origin of Livestock (OOL) final rule for organic dairy. This change to the USDA organic regulations will promote a fairer and more competitive market for all organic dairy producers, by making sure that certified USDA organic dairy products are produced…

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Statement by Secretary Vilsack on the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

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WASHINGTON, Mar. 28, 2022 – The Biden-Harris Administration today submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2023. The President’s Budget details his vision to expand on the historic progress our country has made over the last year and deliver the agenda he laid out in his State of the Union address—to build a…

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USDA Announces More Resources to Increase and Expand Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity

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WASHINGTON, March 25, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program (MPPTA) to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant applicants and grant-funded projects. Processors and applicants involved with the Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant (MPIRG) program and the…

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