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USDA Announces Speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014–The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, “The Changing Face of Agriculture,” to be held from Feb. 20-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, Va.

USDA to Provide Additional Support to Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and Food Pantries Across the Country

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's intent to purchase up to $126.4 million worth of fruit and vegetable products, to be distributed to needy families under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The products to be purchased include tart cherries, processed apples, cranberries, fresh tomatoes, wild blueberries, and raisins.

USDA Makes Permanent Meat and Grain Serving Flexibilities in National School Lunch Program

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2014 - Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon today announced that USDA is making permanent the current flexibility that allows schools to serve larger portions of lean protein and whole grains at mealtime.

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