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Yearly Survey Shows Better Results for Pollinators, but Losses Remain Significant

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 - A yearly survey of beekeepers, released today, shows fewer colony losses occurred in the United States over the winter of 2013-2014 than in recent years, but beekeepers say losses remain higher than the level that they consider to be sustainable.

USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Dr. Gerald Bange to Retire

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2014 – Chief Economist Joseph Glauber has announced the May 31, 2014, retirement of USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board Chair Dr. Gerald Bange and the appointment of Dr. Seth Meyer as Acting Board Chair.

USDA Announces First Citrus Greening Funding Allocations and Appointments to Citrus Disease Subcommittee

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 – United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced more than $1.5 million in funding to expand bio-control efforts to fight Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening. This action is the first designation of funds by the Huanglongbing Multi-agency Coordination Group (HLB MAC Group) since it was established by Vilsack in December.

Deputy Secretary Harden Announces Event in Support of Small Businesses in Rural Areas

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 10:00pm

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Krysta Harden announced that USDA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will host an event in Arkansas next month to give small business owners the opportunity to partner with federal agencies. The meeting, in Pine Bluff, supports Obama Administration efforts to put Americans back to work and create an economy built to last.

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