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USDA Announces Fifth Round in Farmers to Families Food Box Program

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the USDA will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

USDA Oversight of Gene-Edited Livestock: A Seismic Shift for Agriculture

USDA announced its intent to have primary oversight over gene-edited livestock. Secretary Perdue said this would be a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural animals produced by genetic engineering. 

FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack during a campaign event in Newton, Iowa, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Vilsack Officially Tapped to Return to USDA

Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has been officially tapped by the Joe Biden transition to return to USDA as Secretary. Vilsack was listed as the USDA nominee on the Biden transition Website Thursday morning.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack during a campaign event in Newton, Iowa, U.S., January 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Biden to Nominate Vilsack for Return to USDA

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary, according to two sources familiar with the decision. 

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Biden Says He Will Not Immediately Remove Phase 1 Trade Deal With China

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has said that he will not immediately act to remove the Phase 1 trade agreement, which President Donald Trump inked with China, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

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California Defeats Proposition 15

Proposition 15 threatened voter-approved tax protections for commercial and agricultural properties enacted under Proposition 13, which passed with two-thirds majority in 1978.

More than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa received grants made possible from $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Over 200 Iowa Small Meat and Poultry Processors Awarded CARES Act Funds

On Nov. 9, more than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa were awarded Meat Processing and Expansion Grants from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.
USDA Co-Hosts Free Livestock Risk Management Webinar

Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.