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USDA Continues to Deliver Innovative Solutions to its Customers

Washington, D.C., June 29, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released its annual Technology Transfer Report (PDF, 4.1 MB), which highlights agricultural innovations from scientists and researchers that are solving problems for America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and consumers; and creating opportunities for American businesses to thrive.MORE

USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Oklahoma and Montana

(Washington, D.C., June 26, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Oklahoma and Montana have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price…MORE

USDA Provides Flexibilities to Ensure Kids Receive Meals This Fall

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a range of nationwide flexibilities to ensure America’s children receive the nutritious food they need throughout the upcoming school year. These waivers give states, schools, and childcare providers time to plan for how they will serve children in the fall, including allowing…MORE

DOI Signs Agreement with USDA to Increase Investment in Infrastructure on Federal and Tribal Lands

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) forged a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) by signing the National Programmatic Agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Programs, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for Sequencing…MORE

USDA Approves Kansas to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

(Washington, D.C., June 23, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Kansas to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Kansas to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start…MORE