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Oct 14 2022
USDA Plans Major Reforms to Curb Salmonella in Poultry
After decades of failing to reduce the incidence of one of the most common foodborne illnesses, the U.S. government may finally change the way it regulates salmonella contamination in chicken and turkey.
On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is considering banning poultry companies from selling raw chicken and turkey contaminated with high levels of certainProPublica
Dec 12 2022
USDA climate-smart agriculture projects now top $3 billion
The federal government on Monday announced another $325 million for agricultural projects that are intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The latest list of 71 recipients for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Climate-Smart Commodities program primarily involve small and underserved farmers and ranchers. The payments follow $2.8 billion awarded in September to 70 projects,Associated Press
Dec 10 2019
USDA Announces Cuts to SNAP
This Abridge News topic aggregates four unique arguments on different sides of the debate. Here are the quick facts to get you started:
THE QUICK FACTSOn Wednesday, December 4th, the US Department of Agriculture announced a final rule that is projected to remove access to food stamps for 688,000 people.The rule limits the economic conditions under which states Abridge News
Jan 22 2014
USDA: 1 in 5 U.S. Households on Food Stamps
That was the official figure from 2013.Townhall
May 11 2015
USDA drought declaration expanded in Utah, Nevada
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded a natural disaster declaration to include several additional counties suffering from drought in Nevada and Utah.
Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Nevada's White Pine County and Utah's Sanpete County have been designated primary disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the lingering drought.
Sep 10 2013
USDA Justifies More Spending for Food Stamps
As the number of Americans on food stamps continues to rise, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is using a new study that actually shows a nominal reduction in household food insecurity to advocate continued spending for the program.The Blaze
Jun 13 2022
Fact Check: No, the USDA Is Not Predicting a Dozen Eggs Will Cost $12 by Fall 2022
A post shared on Facebook claims the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicted the price of a dozen eggs will be $12 “by Fall 2022.”
There is no evidence the USDA has made such a projection.
President Joe Biden said on June 1 that he could not do much to lower food costs in the near future, CNN reported. The wholesale eggCheck Your Fact
Jun 10 2022
Following USDA Guidance, State Clinics Destroyed Thousands of Cans of Usable Baby Formula
Amid a national shortage of baby formula, family care centers in at least two states discarded thousands of cans of unopened, unexpired baby formula—because state and federal officials said so.
Guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in November 2019 advises clinics run by state-level Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) programs to "dispose of unused, returned…infantReason
Jul 08 2018
The USDA Is Considering Some Lousy GMO-Labeling Rules
Once again, bad laws beget bad regulations.Reason
Sep 03 2014
Slightly Fewer Americans Struggle to Feed Themselves, USDA Finds
The number of U.S. households struggling to put food on the table totaled 17.5 million in 2013, a slight decrease from a year earlier but still a historically high number, according to government figures released on Wednesday.
A report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture said 14.3% of American households didn't have access to adequate amounts of food at some point during the yearWall Street Journal (News)