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USDA Provides Update on Investigation Following 2019 Tyson Beef Plant Closure and COVID-19 Pandemic

22 Jul 2020
(Washington, D.C., July 22, 2020) – As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Boxed Beef and Fed Cattle Price Spread Investigation Report on its ongoing boxed beef and fed cattle price spread investigation.

USDA Announces $15 Million in Funding Opportunities to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

21 Jul 2020
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced approximately $15 million in available funding to help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran ...

USDA Approves North Dakota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

20 Jul 2020
(Washington, D.C., July 20, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from North Dakota to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow North Dakota to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorize...

USDA Meals to You Partnership Delivers Nearly 30 Million Meals

16 Jul 2020
HOUSTON, TX, July 16, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue lauded the achievement of its Meals to You partnership, which has now delivered more than 28.5 million meals to the doorsteps of low-income kids in rural communities across America during the COVID-19 health crisis. Perdue announced the milestone during a visi...

USDA and Texas Sign Historic Agreement to Improve Health of Public and Private Lands

16 Jul 2020
Austin, TX, July 16, 2020 – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign a Shared Stewardship agreement to establish a framework for federal and state agencies to improve collaboration in responding to natural resource concerns and ecological challenges in Texas.
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