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USDA releases info on first California mandarin survey

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the first California mandarin objective measurement survey.

Proposal terminates Washington potato marketing order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking steps to officially dissolve the marketing order for potatoes in the state of Washington.

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. 

USDA changes fumigation rules for some imported Chilean blueberries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is allowing the import of blueberries from two regions in Chile without methyl bromide fumigation for pests.

Pecan growers, importers considering promotion, research order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking comments on establishing a Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order.

Deadline to comment on USDA’s anti-fraud organic rule nears

The end of the comment period for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s proposed rule to cut down on organic fraud is approaching.

Hurricane Laura extends CFAP payments in Texas, Louisiana

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended application deadlines for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for farmers and ranchers in Texas and Louisiana affected by Hurricane Laura.

USDA CFAP applications due by Sept. 11

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding specialty crop growers that the deadline for submitting applications for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program is Sept. 11.

UPDATE: U.S. considers steps to protect against seasonal imports

The Trump administration plans to take steps to protect U.S. growers of seasonal produce against what it calls threats of increased imports.

UPDATED: Trump adds $1 billion to food box program

President Trump has added $1 billion to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program and extended it beyond the end of October.