All posts tagged "USDA"
Puerto Rico Farmers Association requests unused USDA funds for dairies
Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria, 60% of dairy farms running with generator, tripling costs
- Posted December 28, 2017
USDA helps communities restore water systems damaged by hurricane
Combined grants total $1 million for small, rural utilities
- Posted December 4, 2017
USDA provides over $10M to help Caribbean farmers recover after hurricanes
Natural Resources Conservation Service issuing waivers to receive payment and begin work before contract approval
- Posted November 21, 2017
Puerto Rico resident commissioner sends personnel to expedite Irma claims
Towns with damage estimates over $90,000 may be declared disaster areas
- Posted September 8, 2017
USDA Seeks Applications to Help Disadvantaged Agricultural Producers, Rural Business Owners
Cooperatives that serve socially disadvantaged groups eligible
- Posted June 13, 2017
Vilsack leaving USDA early, no Trump replacement named
It is the only Cabinet position Trump has not moved to fill
- Posted January 13, 2017
Raising a child costs more than $233K
A baby born this year is likely to cost even more
- Posted January 9, 2017
US Congress’ budget patch averts national farm loan crisis
WICHITA, Kan. – U.S. farmers drained all available government agricultural loan money this past fiscal year to get through one of the worst agricultural downturns in recent years, but no one who qualifies for a farm loan...
- Posted December 27, 2016
‘Best If Used By’ Labels Will Reduce Food Waste, USDA Says
PORTLAND, Maine – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says food sellers who use product dating labels should switch to the phrase “Best If Used By” to help reduce confusion and food waste. Consumers are less likely to...
- Posted December 16, 2016
USDA Awards $45M in Grants to help Agricultural Producers, Rural Businesses Develop Products
SAN JUAN – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday that USDA is providing more than $45 million to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and entrepreneurs develop new product lines. The USDA is investing in 326 projects...
- Posted November 4, 2016