United States signs poultry regionalization agreement with China

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has signed a regionalization agreement with China for safe trade of poultry products. This action is part of the continuing […]

New initiative launches to increase understanding of genetically engineered foods

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have launched a new initiative to help consumers better understand […]

US adds three states to the list that can export wheat to Kenya as trade relations improve

KENYA – Following the recent move by Kenya to lift a trade barrier that subsequently gives U.S. wheat growers in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) access to Kenya’s wheat market, the USDA has added three states […]

USDA appoints Paul Kiecker as new administrator of the Food Safety and Inspection Service

USA – The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue has appointed Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming […]

USDA launches US$38m Regional Cashew Value Chain Project in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is implementing a US$38 million Regional Cashew Value Chain Project in Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. The project carried out by USDA’s Food For Progress (FFPr) […]

USDA launches Agriculture Innovation Agenda to stimulate innovation

USA – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched the Agriculture Innovation Agenda, a department-wide initiative to align resources, programs, and research to position American agriculture to better meet future global demands. USDA said […]

Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau to benefit from USDA funded Cashew Value Chain

WEST AFRICA – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food For Progress (FFPr) Regional Cashew Value Chain Project is implementing a US$38 million, six-year project in the Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau. USDA says that […]

USDA announces intent to ensure adequate sugar supply as production estimates decline

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the US market. In the recent past, prospects for […]

USDA, EPA and FDA announce new partnership with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have partnered with the Food Waste Reduction Alliance in renewed efforts to combat […]

USDA establishes new rules for hemp production as new program kicks off

USA – The US Department of Agriculture is set to finalize interim rules that will allow hemp to be grown under federally approved plans and make hemp producers eligible for a number of agricultural programs. […]