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USDA Approves D-SNAP for Louisiana Disaster Areas

8 Sep 2020
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that low-income Louisiana residents recovering from Hurricane Laura could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP). USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that households who may not normally be eli...

USDA Seeks Nominations for the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research

8 Sep 2020
(Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the invitation for nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for a two-year term on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research. The Task Force advises the Secretary on air quality and its relations...

USDA and Nebraska Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forests and Grasslands

4 Sep 2020
Lincoln, Nebraska, September 4, 2020 – U.S.

USDA Designates 18 Iowa Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

3 Sep 2020
Radcliffe, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2020 — Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to be eligible for emergency loans. Additionally, Perdue reminded producers about the suite of disas...

Federal Agencies Outline Plan to Help Farmers of Seasonal and Perishable Fruits and Vegetables

1 Sep 2020
Washington, DC, September 1, 2020 -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Commerce today released a report outlining the Trump Administration’s plan to address the threat posed by increased foreign imports to American producers of seasonal and perishable fruits and vegetables. The plan f...
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