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Farm to School Program
USDA announces grants of over $70 million for school access to locally grown foods

The Farm to School program seeks to increase the amount of locally produced foods served through child nutrition programs, while also educating children about how their foods are harvested and made.

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USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Administrator Regan to visit Lowndes County Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) will welcome the dignitaries from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and White House Infrastructure Coordinator to Lowndes County in Alabama's Seventh Congressional District.

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USDA announces $1 billion in grants for plans to defend against wildfires

“Prescribed fires not only reduce fuels but also serve many other important ecological functions, including increasing plant and animal biodiversity and reducing unwanted pests like ticks and chiggers."

Forest photo by Steven Kamenar
USDA announces plans to plant more than one billion trees to fight climate change

The REPLANT Act directs the Forest Service to plant more than a billion trees over the next decade, removes a cap of $30 million and is now expected to provide the agency significantly more resources every year to do so.

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Aderholt hosts broadband symposium

“That’s why this collaboration in Alabama convened by Congressman Aderholt is so important. It will lead to new jobs and businesses, improve access to health care, empower students with new information, help farmers and businesses break into new markets and build wealth in rural Alabama for generations to come.,”. USDA RD Director Gordon said.

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USDA announces the Biden Administration’s framework for transforming the food system

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Wednesday details of the Biden administration’s plan for a framework to transform the food system.

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Multiple government agencies partnered with various LGBTQ+ orgs

More Government entities are supporting LGBTQ+ corporations, even those who market books on being transgender and non-binary to kids as young as five.

Forest photo by Steven Kamenar
Biden Administration announces $32 million to fund wood innovations and community wood grants

“Removing hazardous trees that would otherwise threaten wildfire-prone communities and having rural, forest-based economies turn those materials into renewable building and energy products, stand as examples of how a clean energy economy is within reach,” said Sec. Vilsack.

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USDA to announce plan to 'transform the food system'

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will deliver a speech at Georgetown University on Wednesday outlining his plan to transform the American food system.

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USDA Deputy Secretary visits Alabama

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh and Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small...

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USDA issues public health alert for imported Chinese poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for an undetermined...

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USDA designates seven Alabama Counties as primary natural disaster areas

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Rick Pate (R) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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Biden appoints Clifton Warren as Alabama State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency

By Brandon Moseley President Joseph R. Biden appointed Clifton L. Warren to serve as Alabama State Executive Director for the U.S....

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USDA distributing oral rabies vaccines in Alabama

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced that the USDA is distributing oral rabies vaccine (ORV) in parts of Alabama. The...