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USDA Is Delivering on its Commitment to Fair, Competitive, and Transparent Markets

25 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2024 – The pandemic revealed how bottlenecks in the food and agriculture supply chain threatened consumers with higher costs and reduced access to key products, while producers faced collapsed markets and unfair prices. Meanwhile, marketplace abuses in concentrated markets have been longstanding concerns in key sectors such as ...

USDA Proposes New Rule to Clarify Unfair Practices in the Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Industries

25 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 25, 2024 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new action to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s plan for a fairer, more competitive, and more resilient meat and poultry supply chain. USDA’s Fair and Competitive Livestock and Poultry Markets proposed rule would tackle longstanding challenges around interpretat...

USDA and Reinvestment Fund Launch New Program to Increase Access to Healthy Foods in Underserved Communities

24 Jun 2024
MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 24, 2024 – At the National Rural Grocer’s Summit today, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA and Reinvestment Fund are launching a new program under the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) to increase access to healthy foods in communities underserved by grocery stores. Funding for the new Food Acce...

USDA Announces Enhanced Resources to Support Businesses Interested in Procurement Opportunities

24 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2024 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced resource enhancements designed to simplify and streamline access to contracting information for businesses interested in selling their products and services to USDA.

USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Arkansas Disaster Areas

21 Jun 2024
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that low-income Arkansas residents recovering from the severe storms and tornadoes beginning May 24, 2024, could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).
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