USDA Announces Award for New Milk Incentive Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the award of nearly $ 1 million for an innovative pilot program designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to purchase and consume milk as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

USDA Announces a Third Round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program Purchases

July 27, 2020 USDA

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will launch a third round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program purchases with distributions to occur beginning by September 1 with completion by October 31, 2020.

North American Meat Institute Issues Statement on USDA Investigation into Beef Markets Following Extreme Events

The North American Meat Institute today released the following statement about a USDA investigation into beef price margins. The report, which identifies no wrong-doing, affirms that two extreme and unforeseen events affected beef markets. The first event was an August 2019 fire at Tyson Foods’ Holcomb, Kansas, beef plant, and the second is the COVID-19 pandemic.

USDA Posts the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report

July 16, 2020 USDA

USDA posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report, an objective review of the latest available science on specific nutrition topics. The report’s evidence-based findings will inform USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as they co-develop the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which will provide recommendations on what to eat and drink to promote health and prevent chronic disease.

DiMare Fresh Approved For Second Round of Funding by USDA For The “Farmers to Families Food Box” Program

June 30, 2020 DiMare Fresh

The initial round of Farmers to Families Food Box Program contracts will be completed on June 30, and the USDA has announced it will be extending contracts to some well performing contractors, such as DiMare Fresh, through the next performance period of July 1-Aug. 31.