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Many Helping to Get Safe Food to Americans

Dan General

While many Americans are being asked to shelter at home during this time, USDA wants to remind folks not to forget about the workers who are still out there making sure we all have access to food. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says not only are USDA inspectors making sure the food supply is safe, he sends special appreciation to all …

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Secretary Sonny Perdue’s National Agriculture Day Message

Dan General

Today, March 24th, is National Agriculture Day. It’s a day when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, says our farmers are resilient.

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Tips for Farmers During this Time

Dan General

During this time, we are all dealing with COVID-19 and seeing various changes to what is normal for most of us. So today, Tyron Spearman provides a few tips for farming operations to consider as agriculture production continues. For more information that website address again is cdc.com.

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Ag Producers Encouraged to Visit Farmers.Gov for Updates on Services

Dan General, Industry News Release

(USDA) — As proactive health measures are put in effect nationwide to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the USDA is taking measures to ensure the safety of its employees and customers. As a result, access to certain facilities may be limited while remaining open for business. All service center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation …

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USDA Still Inviting Input on RCPP Rule

Dan General, USDA-NRCS

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is still seeking public comments on its interim rule for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). NRCS invites comments on this interim rule through April 13 on the Federal Register. RCPP helps partners develop and implement unique conservation solutions that engage farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The rule, which is now available on the Federal …

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AFBF Discusses Coronavirus Impacts on Agriculture

Clint Thompson General

This week, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) released its first assessment of the impact on farmers and ranchers in the wake of the national mitigation efforts to combat COVID-19. During a media conference call Wednesday afternoon, AFBF leadership discussed the impacts of the pandemic and related safety measures on agriculture and the food supply chain. AFBF President Zippy Duvall …

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Perdue: Food Supply System Remains Strong

Dan General

With many across the country concerned about the spread of the COVID-19, various actions by the U.S. Government are being taken during this National Emergency in order to enact measures to ensure Americans are safe, secure, and healthy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notes they continue to be open for business to provide services to the American people. Agriculture Secretary Sonny …

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USDA Ensures Food Safety During COVID-19 Outbreak

Dan General, Industry News Release

(USDA) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ensuring the safety and timely delivery of the U.S. food supply while protecting the health of USDA employees during this COVID-19 National Emergency. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach and USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety Dr. Mindy Brashears sent a letter to stakeholders reassuring them that APHIS, AMS, …

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U.S. Agriculture Focused on Stable Food Supply, Farm Labor Worries Grow

Dan General, Industry News Release, Labor and Immigration

(AFBF) — U.S. agriculture is working diligently to maintain the stability of our food supply as concerns over COVID-19 lead to increased consumer purchases of groceries and other items.  The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall about the commitment of farmers and ranchers, as well as a serious concern related to the U.S. …