USDA Sets Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Appalachian, Southeast, Florida Federal Milk Marketing Orders

February 1, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will hold a public hearing to consider proposals for the Appalachian, Southeast and Florida Federal milk marketing orders beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at 9 a.m. CT.

USDA Announces Appointments to the American Egg Board

February 1, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the appointment of 10 members and nine alternates to serve on the American Egg Board. Eighteen members and alternates will serve two-year terms and one member will serve a one-year term. The term of members and alternates members appointed to two-year terms start March 2023 and end March 2025.

Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Projects to Promote Competition and Strengthen the Nation’s Meat Supply Chain

January 5, 2023 USDA

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Biden-Harris Administration is investing $9.6 million across the country and taking several other steps to help farmers, ranchers, processors and rural businesses diversify the nation’s meat supply.

USDA Invests More Than $59M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

November 23, 2022 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage families and individuals to eat more healthfully by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. This investment delivers on a commitment made in the Biden-Harris Administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health to improve access to healthy and affordable food.

USDA Invests $50M for Schools & Food Industry to Work Together to Strengthen School Meals

November 15, 2022 USDA

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service launched a new and innovative initiative for healthier school meals through a $50 million grant opportunity that will support collaboration with the food industry to develop nutritious, appetizing school meals for students. This launch follows through on a commitment made in the administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.