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    USDA Targets Seed Industry Consolidation

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack continues his efforts to reduce consolidation in agriculture. An effort, he says, that will spur improved competition […]

    March 14, 2023
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    Vilsack Signs $95 Million Initiative for Cover Crops

    USDA, in partnership with ag and wildlife groups, has partnered to launch the Farmers for Soil Health initiative. With a $95 million […]

    March 13, 2023
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    Vilsack Says Equity Critical for Innovation and Health of Farm Economy

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told lawmakers and policy leaders that addressing inequity is critical in promoting innovation. At last week’s 99th […]

    February 27, 2023
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    Mexico Keeps Plan to Ban Human Consumption of GM Corn in 2024

    Mexico has retracted a date previously set for a ban on genetically modified (GM) corn in animal feed and industrial use. However, […]

    February 16, 2023
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    Fruit and Vegetable Demand to Increase with Revamped School Nutrition Guidelines

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new USDA nutritious school meals initiatives at a recent Healthy School Meals Roundtable. The meal standards […]

    February 9, 2023
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    Vilsack Says More Competition, Less Consolidation Key for Healthy Rural Communities

    Renewed efforts in federal agricultural policies aim to support small and midsize farm operations. U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a vision […]

    February 1, 2023
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    Vilsack Announces Additional $325 Million for Climate-Smart Grants

    USDA announced this week an additional $325 million into 71 projects for climate-smart commodities. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement […]

    December 14, 2022
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    Mexico Meets with U.S. to Discuss GMO Corn Ban

    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico announced this week he is seeking a deal with Washington after the U.S. threatened legal […]

    December 1, 2022
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    USDA Announces $759 Million for High-Speed Internet in Underserved Areas

    The USDA announced $759 million in funding to bring high-speed broadband internet to rural communities from North Carolina to California this week. […]

    October 28, 2022
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    USDA Reports $800 Million of Assistance Distributed for Financially Distressed Farmers through Inflation Reduction Act

    The USDA announced on Tuesday that borrowers with qualifying USDA farm loans have received nearly $800 million in assistance, as part of […]

    October 19, 2022