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USDA Proposes Science Driven Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC | What They’re Saying

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – This month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is proposing changes to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. These science-based revisions incorporate recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)…READ MORE

USDA Announces Programs Supporting Hispanic Representation in U.S. Agriculture

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces two initiatives to increase access to USDA programs and services among Hispanic communities. The Department is renewing the USDA-HACU Leadership Group, a partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). USDA is also accepting applications for the 2023 E. Kika De…READ MORE

USDA Invests More Than $59M to Improve Dietary Health and Nutrition Security

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $59.4 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program’s (GusNIP) Produce Prescription and Nutrition Incentive programs designed to encourage families and individuals to eat more healthfully by increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables.READ MORE

USDA Proposes Science-Driven Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC

Washington, Nov. 17, 2022 – USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service is announcing proposed changes to the foods prescribed to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC. These science-based revisions incorporate recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans,…READ MORE

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $20.5 Million in Grants to Protect Water, Increase Wood Processing Capacity

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2022 – Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced $20.5 million in grants to help states or federally recognized tribes establish temporary bridge programs to protect water resources during forest-related operations and to assist wood processing facility owners to establish, reopen, retrofit, or expand. The grants are focused on sawmills or other wood processing…READ MORE