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Secretary Perdue Statement on New Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico

22 Aug 2019
(Washington, D.C., August 22, 2019) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after U.S. Department of Commerce announced a new Draft Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico:

USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit Almost 200,000 Rural Americans

21 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2019 – USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $52 million in 45 community facilities projects that will benefit nearly 200,000 rural residents (PDF, 151 KB) in 16 states.

Washing Raw Poultry: Our Science, Your Choice

20 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 – A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that individuals are putting themselves at risk of illness when they wash or rinse raw poultry.

Secretary Perdue Statement on Newly Appointed FNCS Leadership

19 Aug 2019
(Washington, D.C., August 19, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has sworn in Brandon Lipps as Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS) and Pam Miller as the Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Secretary Perdue issued the following sta...

USDA Invests in Energy Efficiency Improvements to Help Farmers, Rural Businesses and Ag Producers Lower Energy Costs

19 Aug 2019
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2019 – Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs (PDF, 216 KB) for farmers, ag producers and rural-based businesses and institutions.
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