Recent Stories by USDA
May 08, 2020 by USDA
Meatpacking facilities have resumed operations this week following the President's Executive Order directing facilities to implement CDC and OSHA guidelines created for the meat sector response to COVID-19.
Aug 12, 2019 by USDA
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing initial plans to carry out new animal health activities using resources provided by the 2018 Farm Bill.
Mar 29, 2019 by USDA
Farm Service Agency permits emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres, opens sign-up for emergency conservation program.
Jul 18, 2018 by USDA
Knowing the soil’s potential to mineralize nitrogen from organic matter, making it available to plants, would help improve nitrogen fertilizer recommendations.
Feb 01, 2018 by USDA
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. announced at the White House this week a formal agreement aimed at making the oversight of food more efficient and effective.
Jan 02, 2018 by USDA
On December 10, USDA's National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) underwent a reorganization of three of their current laboratory units in Ames, Iowa.
Dec 15, 2017 by USDA
A letter from Kevin Shea, Administrator of USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Nov 30, 2017 by USDA
Many people think of Foreign Service Officers (FSO) as sitting in offices or working in formal business settings. But for some FSOs, this is only part of their job.
Jun 23, 2017 by USDA
Wild birds likely introduced the virus to poultry operations in the Southeastern United States.
Feb 03, 2017 by USDA
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) this week announced 11 grants totaling $3 million for Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) projects focused on plant and animal phenomi
Oct 25, 2016 by USDA
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 12 awards in 10 states totaling $2.3 million to help relieve shortages of veterinary services through educati
May 04, 2016 by USDA
The USDA this week announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized b