Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tags Posts tagged with "USDA"


Alan Guebert traces the money wasted on the Market Facilitation Program and explains why it was a USDA failure.

Two reports released in October revealed tens of millions in pandemic spending were wasted on programs run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The USDA announced the appointments of five Farm Service Agency state executive directors and seven Rural Development state directors. 

For all the talk about the lack of processing capacity for small farms, one would think that a turnkey USDA plant would be an easy sell. The fact that it’s still sitting on the market is a sign of the industry’s broader issues: the labyrinth of confusing federal regulations, the difficulty in running a customer-facing business and the struggle to keep skilled workers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the launch of its first-ever Alexa skill, a digital tool for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a review of the "Product of the USA" label on meat.

Alan Guebert digs into how the USDA sent almost $24 billion to farmers over two years, but socially disadvantaged farmers received next to nothing.

Alan Guebert explains why hundreds of other long-time organic farmers maintain that large portions of USDA-labeled "organic" products are not truly organic.

Terry Cosby, the new NRCS chief, has worked with the USDA for more than 40 years. He's stayed with the department for the same reason he joined: to make sure NRCS services are available to everyone.

Terry Cosby, Ohio state conservationist and acting chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service has been appointed to serve as chief of the NRCS.