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Vilsack is sworn in as USDA secretary—virtually

WASHINGTON—Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday swore in former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a second time around...

U.S. Senate confirms Vilsack for a second stint as Agriculture Secretary;...

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday in a 92-7 vote confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second...

U.S. Senate Agriculture panel approves Vilsack as Ag secretary in bipartisan...

WASHINGTON—The Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved Tom Vilsack’s nomination to lead USDA, after a hearing in which Vilsack discussed climate change goals...

‘Let’s just feed our kids’: Advocates press to extend federal aid...

WASHINGTON — A school nutrition leader and other advocates are calling on the federal government to extend a summer meals program to support hungry...

Spraying antibiotics on oranges is risky — and it appears it...

Remember the story of the old lady who swallowed a fly? She kept putting bigger and more dangerous animals down her gullet to fix...

Governor DeSantis: Floridians Deserve a Better Safety Net

One month ago, we sent a letter along with 44 partner organizations to Gov.  Ron DeSantis, urging for more action to strengthen our safety net...

While OJ sales are thriving, other citrus withers for lack of...

While sales of traditional orange juice are better than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, other citrus sales have fallen off to the tune of...

Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation. More than 100 lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday asking...

Trump rule to end food stamp access for some 700,000 nationwide;...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that’s expected to knock about 700,000 people off food stamp benefits nationwide. It’s one of...

USDA authorizes $380 million in timber relief for hurricane victims

Timber growers who sustained $1.3 billion in losses in north Florida due to Hurricane Michael in October 2018 are in line for $380.7 million...

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