LATEST NEWS FROM USDA

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09:44AM Nov 21, 2019

Ready Pac brand processor recalls products with romaine

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
Processor Missa Bay LLC has recalled more than three dozen salad products with romaine as investigators search for a cause of an eight-state E. coli outbreak with 17 cases.
14:18PM Nov 20, 2019

USDA seeks info from organic growers for 5-year update

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be asking more than 22,000 producers of organic products — everything from fresh produce to meat and dairy — about aspects of their operations,
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11:36AM Nov 19, 2019

John Phipps: How Do We Know What China Is Really Buying?

Unlike trade deals and contracts, reported export numbers reflect goods put on a boat, not a promise to buy. There can be considerable slippage between sales announced and ships loaded,
13:48PM Nov 18, 2019

Perdue Directs FSA To Prioritize MFP Payments

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
County FSA offices have been directed to prioritize processing of the payments and conclude that by November 22.
15:25PM Nov 15, 2019

Perdue Visits USDA KC Office, Discusses Challenges and Opportunities

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor
Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Kansas City, Mo. Friday to tour the new USDA offices.
14:01PM Nov 15, 2019

USDA To Begin Issuing Round Two of 2019 MFP Next Week

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor
USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday announced that the second tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program payments will begin being issued next week.
12:16PM Nov 13, 2019

Ohio State forum focuses on food safety science, policy

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer
The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention at The Ohio State University has scheduled a food safety forum.