**The USDA has announced a plan to tackle African Swine Fever if detected in the U.S.
Ag Secretary Perdue would immediately declare an "extraordinary emergency" and USDA would take the lead on a national response to control and eradicate the SWINE-ONLY disease...
The appointment of state directors for the Farm Service Agency and for USDA's Rural Development programs have been announced. Ag lenders are recommending further adjustments as farmers prepare for another year of tight margins. A sustainability acceleration project using RFID technology tracks cattle in it entire life.
DuPont announced Wednesday that former USDA deputy secretary Krysta Haden has joined the company as the vice president of Public Policy & Chief Sustainability Officer. Harden left USDA at the end of February and will now lead DuPont’s public policy and government affairs strategies, as well as its sustainability, philanthropy, product stewardship and global regulatory activities, according to
According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization the agriculture model of the past 40 years will be unsustainable due to climate change and increasing competition for natural resources.