White House holds 1st nutritional conference in 50 years

October 5, 2022

President Biden convened the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, only the second such conference to be held under White House auspices. The first, convened by the Nixon administration in 1969, is credited …

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USDA announces loan guarantee initiative to strengthen food supply chains

October 7, 2021

On October 4, the USDA announced that an additional $100 million from the American Rescue Plan will address food system challenges within meat and poultry processing. This investment is in addition to the previously announced …

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USDA starts signup for pandemic livestock indemnity

July 22, 2021

The USDA has begun accepting applications for the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP). This program compensates producers for animals that were euthanized during the pandemic. The department’s Farm Service Agency said the program will help …

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USDA to compensate for forced euthanization

June 17, 2021

In a week that saw multiple announcements of aid to farms and food-insecure families, the USDA announced it will make payments to “livestock and poultry producers forced to euthanize animals during the pandemic (March 1, …

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President’s budget boosts FDA

June 3, 2021

The President’s fiscal year 2022 budget request would increase spending on food safety at the Food and Drug Administration by $134.3 million to a total of $1.6 billion. A significant portion of the FDA budget …

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