Tag Archives: USDA

NABC Transition to Value Added Workshops Announced; Sign Up Now

The essence of NABC’s purpose and mission is to support agricultural producers with the development of their farm businesses. This could be a start-up of a new farm business, the expansion of an existing farm business, or developing a value-added … Continue reading

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First USDA Farm to School Webinar

Please register for the 1st FNS Farm to School Webinar!! Title: USDA Farm to School: Opportunities to Increase Local Food in School Meals Date & Time: Wednesday, March 10, 2010; 3:00pm-4:00pm EST Description: Are you interested in Farm to School? … Continue reading

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Washington's Agricultural Statistics/ Top 10 Commodities

Today, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released the 2008 figures for Washington State’s agricultural value and the top forty commodities. What’s changed since 2007? Overall, Washington State’s agricultural production value has decreased from $8.32 billion in 2007 to $7.88 … Continue reading

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USDA Rolls Out More Web-Tools

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced on Wednesday the launching of new online tools to guide consumers through the wide-world of food. These tools evidence a new stance on food education from the USDA and an embrace of technology as communication … Continue reading

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USDA Announces New Initiative to Build Farm-to-School "Tactical Teams" around the country!

From our inbox via Washington State’s Farm-to-School Director, Tricia Kovacs. WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2009 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a new initiative to better connect children to their food and create opportunities for local farmers to provide … Continue reading

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USDA RMA AGR-Lite Insurance

USDA’s AGR-Lite is a whole farm revenue insurance program which covers natural disasters and market fluctuation for all commodities produced on the farm. The plan provides protection against low revenue due to unavoidable natural disasters and market fluctuations that affect … Continue reading

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USDA 2009 Farm Sector Income Forecast

The USDA Economic Research Service has shared it’s Farm Income and Costs: 2009 Farm Sector Income Forecast. Some of the highlights (so to speak) are below. Please visit their website to see explanations of the highlights. Net Farm Income Forecast … Continue reading

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