2022 Census of Agriculture Highlights: Mountain Region
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2d ago
From the big skies of Montana to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the white sand deserts of New Mexico, the diverse terrain of the Mountain Region presents unique challenges and great opportunities for the region’s 125,938 farms covering a vast 191.7 million acres of land ..read more
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2501 Grants Help Springfield Community Gardens Promote Regenerative Agriculture in Local Communities
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5d ago
Springfield Community Gardens (SCG) in Springfield, Missouri has been successfully operating and growing since 2010 with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2501 Program ..read more
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Food Safety: Prepare for the Unexpected
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1w ago
World Food Safety Day is June 7 and USDA is committed to doing our part to collaborate with federal and state partners and engage in vital conversations with food safety experts, consumer organizations, industry, and academia to ensure safe food for all ..read more
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Growing Faith
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1w ago
The Tri-Faith Unity Garden and Hope Orchard, a USDA People’s Garden in Omaha, Nebraska, is a natural healing space where people of three faiths gather through the Tri-Faith Initiative. This unique interfaith project —including a synagogue, church, and mosque along with the garden— is a space where people can practice their faith while connecting, learning, and growing through the vision of “a world in which differences are honored, similarities are built upon, and everyone belongs ..read more
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USDA Welcomes 14 Interns from Migrant and Farmworker Backgrounds
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1w ago
This summer 14 students (PDF, 85.0 KB) from agricultural migrant and farmworker backgrounds will take part in paid 10-week internships with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C ..read more
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USDA Rural Development Celebrates National Homeownership Month 2024
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2w ago
Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack kicked off National Homeownership Month. Each year, as part of this nationwide celebration, USDA highlights programs that help people in rural and Tribal areas buy, build and repair affordable homes ..read more
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Basketball Legend Seeks USDA's Help to Transform Family Farm Into a Sustainable Agricultural Enterprise
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2w ago
For basketball great Ralph Sampson, farming is his new game of choice. The new and beginning farmer is looking to resurrect his family’s farm and spur new economic growth on the ancestral land ..read more
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Reflections from the Road: USDA Engages the Southeast with Regional Equity Convening in Georgia
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2w ago
On May 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held its Southeastern Regional Equity Convening on the grounds of The Sherrod Institute in Albany, Georgia in conjunction with the Institute’s Annual Farm Field Day, focused this year on advancing equity at USDA and ensuring equitable access for farmers to climate-smart practices ..read more
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Veteran Finds Healing and Prosperity Through Beekeeping With USDA Grants
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3w ago
Just outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina, veteran farmer Jim Hartman embodies the resilience and resourcefulness of the honeybees he tends to. His success in building his honey business stems from his proactive approach of seeking out government funds, a trait that has been instrumental in his journey ..read more
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USDA, Federal Agencies Partner to Kick off National Small Business Month in the Midwest
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3w ago
USDA kicked off National Small Business Month with the Midwest “Path to Prosperity" event at the Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO on April 24th and 25th. This was the 19th event, since 2022, to provide regional business and economic development workshops that featured experts from the financial industry, federal government, community partners and stakeholders ..read more
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