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  • USDA Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity
    by USDA Latest News Releases on March 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2019 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of minority students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sciences, and other agriculture-related disciplines. The program is available through the USDA Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE). […]

  • USDA Continues to Prevent African Swine Fever from Entering the U.S.
    by USDA Latest News Releases on March 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 – Last week, USDA-trained detector dogs played a major role in the seizure of smuggled pork from China where there is an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF). The highly contagious and deadly disease affects both domestic and feral (wild) pigs and there is no treatment or vaccine available for it. […]

  • Registration for First 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting Opens
    by USDA Latest News Releases on March 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 19, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), invites the public to register to attend the first meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held at USDA headquarters in the Jefferson Auditorium on March 28th and 29th. Registration for in-person attendance begins today and closes at 5:00 p.m. March 26, 2019. […]

  • USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 300,000 Americans
    by USDA Latest News Releases on March 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 18, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $91 million to build or improve community facilities (PDF, 108 KB) and essential services for nearly 300,000 rural residents in 12 states. […]

  • USDA Celebrates National Ag Day with New Youth Website
    by USDA Latest News Releases on March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, March 14, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture joins the nation in celebrating National Ag Day, which highlights agriculture’s crucial role in everyday life, and honors the farmers, foresters, scientists, producers and many others who contribute to America’s bountiful harvest. As part of this effort, USDA is launching a new Youth and Agriculture website to connect young people and youth-serving organizations with Department-wide resources that engage, empower, and educate the next generation of agricultural leaders. […]

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