Dr. Jewel Bronaugh nominated for USDA Deputy Secretary

January 21, 2021

President Biden has nominated Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, USDA deputy secretary of agriculture. Currently, she serves as the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture. If confirmed, Bronaugh would be the highest-ranking African American woman to …

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HPAI reported in India and Ireland

January 21, 2021

HPAI continues spreading across Europe, Japan, South Korea, and China at an alarming rate, with outbreaks being reported in India and Northern Ireland. Nine states and Union Territories in India have recorded outbreaks, with Haryana …

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USDA will supply more food boxes, including eggs, egg products

January 7, 2021

The USDA announced a fifth round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, using funding provided by Congress in recent coronavirus relief legislation. As with the prior two rounds of purchases, eggs and egg …

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APHIS Announces $14.4 Million to Protect Animal Health

December 10, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is awarding $14.4 million to 76 projects with states, universities, and other partners to strengthen U.S. programs to protect animal health. This …

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Egg products HACCP rule published

November 5, 2020

After some delays for technical reasons, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) formally published its regulation requiring Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans in egg product plants. The final regulation was …

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