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USDA boosts funding for grain storage program

On the day the application period closes for a USDA emergency grain storage program the agency says more money is available for producers. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency says the initial $20 million allocated for the Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program is not... Read More.

NCBA supports USDA oversight of cell-cultured protein

The Director of Animal Health and Food Safety for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association says the USDA’s expertise in food inspections and labeling makes it the right agency to provide oversight on cell-culture protein products. Rebecca Barnett tells Brownfield… “We really want to make sure... Read More.

Ensuring USDA inspects cell-cultured proteins

As cell-cultured proteins are getting closer to widespread commercialization – the ag industry is pushing to make sure the product is labeled clearly and correctly. Rebecca Barnett is with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. AUDIO: Healthy Living on labeling cell-cultured proteins ...

USDA price indices for June firm

U.S. farmers made and paid fractionally more in June than they did in May. The USDA says the index of prices received was up 0.4% with gains in cattle, hog, market egg, and orange prices barely ending out losses for milk, cotton, broilers, and... Read More.

USDA announces rural healthcare grants

The USDA is awarding nearly $130 million to improve healthcare facilities in rural towns. Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres-Small says the grants will help strengthen rural America’s healthcare infrastructure to build for the future. The American Rescue Plan funding will go to more than 170 rural... Read More.

USDA moves forward with milk pricing hearing

The USDA decided Friday to proceed with a hearing on the Federal Milk Marketing Order system. Daniel Munch with American Farm Bureau Federation tells Brownfield USDA decided which of the dairy pricing proposals will be considered when the hearing starts August 23rd in Carmel,... Read More.