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USDA Urges Communities, Farmers, Ranchers to be Prepared for Severe Weather

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WASHINGTON, March 21, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds those in the path of the severe weather forecast for the Southeast this week, to take steps now to keep their food safe, and for farmers and ranchers to take proactive steps to protect their livestock. The weather system is forecast to bring…

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USDA Expands Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program for Meat Processors in Montana

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WASHINGTON, March 21, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the State of Montana have finalized a Cooperative Interstate Shipment (CIS) agreement, which provides an opportunity for selected state-inspected meat and poultry processors to ship their products across state lines. Under the CIS agreement, the State of…

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USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

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WASHINGTON, March 17, 2022 – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including three Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and six Rural Development (RD) State Directors. “Our state offices are on the frontlines of providing critical USDA programs and services,” said Agriculture Secretary…

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USDA Announces Actions on Nutrition Security

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NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 – During a visit to Columbia University and in celebration of National Nutrition Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a report detailing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Actions on Nutrition Security (PDF, 792 KB). This report highlights USDA’s commitment to advancing nutrition security, and the consistent access to…

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