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Farmers to Families Food Box Program Reaches 75 Million Boxes Delivered

28 Aug 2020
(Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program has distributed more than 75 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1890 Land-grant Universities Celebrate 130 Years of Cutting-edge Science, Education and Community Service

28 Aug 2020
(Washington, D.C., August 28, 2020) – Sunday marks the 130th anniversary of the authorizing legislation establishing the 1890 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs). Almost 30 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act of 1862, the Second Morrill Act, creating our nation’s historically black land-grant colleges, was successfully shepherde...

USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Iowa Disaster Areas

27 Aug 2020
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2020 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that low-income Iowa residents recovering from the effects of the derecho storm that hit the Midwest earlier this month could be eligible for a helping hand from the USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP).

EPA and USDA Announce Competition to Advance Agricultural Sustainability in the United States

26 Aug 2020
WASHINGTON (August 26, 2020) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Next Gen Fertilizer Challenges, a joint EPA-USDA partnership and competition to advance agricultural sustainability in the United States. The competition includes two challenges that seek proposals for new...

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

25 Aug 2020
Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 25, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue joined Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon today in a virtual ceremony to sign a Shared Stewardship Agreement between USDA’s Forest Service and the State of Wyoming. The Shared Stewardship Agreement establishes a framework for federal and state agencies to pr...
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