USDA SECURE Rule Paves Way for Agricultural Innovation

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Contact: APHISpress@usda.gov USDA SECURE Rule Paves Way for Agricultural Innovation (Washington, D.C., May 14, 2020) U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rule updating and modernizing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) biotechnology regulations under the Plant Protection Act. The Sustainable, …

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USDA Funding Available for International Education Program

USDA Funding Available for International Education Program Organizations and institutions with experience in agricultural education and extension are invited to apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new International Agricultural Education and Fellowship Program. The program was authorized by Congress in the 2018 Farm Bill to “develop globally minded United States agriculturalists with experience living …

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New from Benefits.gov: Coronavirus Resources for Unemployment and Small Businesses

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a rapid change in how many live their everyday lives, and millions have filed for unemployment as businesses closed. You may be wondering what your options are as social distancing rules remain in place. Benefits.gov strives to make accessing benefit information easier for all citizens - the coronavirus pandemic makes …

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Availability of Petition for Deregulation of GE Corn

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. May 7, 2020 Dear BRS Stakeholder, The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is inviting public comment on a petition from the Monsanto Company (Monsanto) seeking deregulation of a corn variety intended for hybrid seed production genetically engineered …

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Help get food to where it’s needed most

Stop hunger and support sustainable farms this Giving Tuesday Now A message from Bob Braun of Pigeon River Farm in Clintonville, WI Dear Rebecca, As the COVID-19 pandemic closed restaurants, farmer's markets, and retailers, some of our farmers saw orders disappear overnight. At the same time, food banks across the country saw a record rise …

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Benefits.gov: Celebrating 18 Years of Citizen Service

This spring, Benefits.gov celebrates 18 years of citizen service. As one of the longest-serving E-Government initiatives, Benefits.gov was launched in April 2002 – creating the official benefits website for the U.S. government. Our mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information while reducing the difficulty of interacting with the government. Read about recent updates to …

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