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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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Agroterrorism: American Food Supply a Growing Concern In DC

Dan Beef, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Vegetables

What’s being done to keep the American food supply safe and allow farmers to continue to produce the food and fiber the nation needs? That was one of several topics discussed during a Senate hearing Wednesday. General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, was asked what currently keeps him up at …

NIFA Funds Food Safety and Nutrition to Promote Safe Food Supply

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced support for research, education, and extension projects that promote a safe, nutritious food supply. The funding is made possible through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. “Each year, 1 in 6 Americans gets sick consuming contaminated foods or …

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Global Food Insecurity Expected to Drop

Dan Industry News Release

The USDA’s Economic Research Service recently issued a report showing a projected drop in global food insecurity. The drop is expected to be significant over the next decade. The report evaluates the food security status and outlook over the next ten years for 76 low-and-middle-income countries that either were or are still recipients of food aid. Projections show rising incomes …