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We've announced program details of this year's free & virtual 2021 Ag Outlook Forum! The Forum will begin with the USDA’...
01/11/2021

We've announced program details of this year's free & virtual 2021 Ag Outlook Forum! The Forum will begin with the USDA’s outlook for U.S. commodity markets & trade for 2021 and the U.S. farm income situation. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xAURU

U.S. Forest Service
01/11/2021

U.S. Forest Service

The United States has many opportunities to contribute to the Trillion Trees Initiative. The One Trillion Trees Interagency Council, co-chaired by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and DOI Secretary David Bernhardt, developed a framework for federal agencies to work with partners to protect, restore, and conserve trees. The framework includes:
• Federal forest management;
• Technical assistance for private landowners
• and State, Tribal, and county governments;
• Public/private partnerships;
• Data and science; and
• International sustainable forest management.

Drawing on Federal expertise in forest science and management, the United States will work with partners to plant trees and protect and sustainably manage forests around the world.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/sites/default/files/1TrillionTrees.pdf

This month is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are am...
01/11/2021
Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2021 | The White House

This month is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are among the unalienable rights enshrined in America’s founding documents. USDA remains committed to United States efforts to end and prevent Trafficking in Persons.

Human trafficking is a horrific assault on human dignity that affects people in the United States and around the world. It tears apart communities, fuels

Whether silhouetted against the sky on a rocky pinnacle in Alaska or soaring majestically overhead in Florida, the bald ...
01/05/2021

Whether silhouetted against the sky on a rocky pinnacle in Alaska or soaring majestically overhead in Florida, the bald eagle is admired as one of nature's most spectacular creatures 🦅

#NationalBirdDay

We just announced the purchase of an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farme...
01/04/2021

We just announced the purchase of an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program to support American producers and communities affected by COVID-19. Details: https://go.usa.gov/xAXyz

Wishing you a Happy New Year, from your friends and partners at USDA! May 2021 bring you good health, joy and prosperity...
01/01/2021

Wishing you a Happy New Year, from your friends and partners at USDA! May 2021 bring you good health, joy and prosperity ❤️

ICYMI: Watch the recording of the virtual release of the new Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.  http://ow.ly/McG450CV...
12/30/2020

ICYMI: Watch the recording of the virtual release of the new Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025.
http://ow.ly/McG450CVp3o

12/29/2020

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 has just been released, read the executive summary in English or in Spanish:

dietaryguidelines.gov

Today, USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. C...
12/29/2020

Today, USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Click here to read the new Guidelines: dietaryguidelines.gov

Merry Christmas from USDA! May the holiday season fill your home with warmth, joy and love ❤️
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from USDA! May the holiday season fill your home with warmth, joy and love ❤️

🚨 BREAKING: Santa and his reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S. on Christmas Eve, thus ensuring children ...
12/23/2020

🚨 BREAKING: Santa and his reindeer have been issued a permit to enter the U.S. on Christmas Eve, thus ensuring children across the country will wake up Christmas morning filled with joy and spirit of the season - https://go.usa.gov/xAj64

If you are a U.S. fisherman impacted by retaliatory tariffs, you may qualify for funding through the Seafood Trade Relie...
12/22/2020

If you are a U.S. fisherman impacted by retaliatory tariffs, you may qualify for funding through the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP). Sign-up through Jan. 15, 2021: https://www.farmers.gov/seafood

Over 118 million Christmas trees were grown on U.S. tree farms in 2019. Learn more about Christmas trees in the U.S. and...
12/22/2020

Over 118 million Christmas trees were grown on U.S. tree farms in 2019. Learn more about Christmas trees in the U.S. and other horticulture ag stats from the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties: http://nass.usda.gov/go/hort

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural...
12/21/2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural animals modified or produced by genetic engineering. Details: https://go.usa.gov/xATdx

We've signed an agreement with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration aimed at strengthening our longstand...
12/17/2020

We've signed an agreement with NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration aimed at strengthening our longstanding partnership on space-based assets benefitting life on Earth. Details: https://go.usa.gov/xAYJB

There are over 118 million Christmas trees currently growing on farms in the U.S, all planted by farmers. Thanks to thes...
12/16/2020

There are over 118 million Christmas trees currently growing on farms in the U.S, all planted by farmers. Thanks to these farmers we get to enjoy the joyful scent and natural beauty in our homes & offices all season long

The top three most popular Christmas tree varieties are the Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and Noble fir  which accounted for ...
12/16/2020

The top three most popular Christmas tree varieties are the Fraser fir, Douglas fir, and Noble fir which accounted for 71% of all trees sold last year

There are over 2,880 Christmas tree farms in the U.S., with The Beaver State leading the nation🎄    🌲🌲          🌲🌲🌲 🌲   ...
12/15/2020

There are over 2,880 Christmas tree farms in the U.S., with The Beaver State leading the nation🎄

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There are nearly 1,200 potted poinsettia operations in the U.S., who sold over 46 million poinsettias last year - even t...
12/15/2020

There are nearly 1,200 potted poinsettia operations in the U.S., who sold over 46 million poinsettias last year - even though the market is only 6 weeks long

USDA Agricultural Research Service
12/09/2020

USDA Agricultural Research Service

ARS researchers introduce groundbreaking treatment that prevents parasites in sheep, a project supported by U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) https://go.usa.gov/xAqTM

FarmersGov
12/08/2020

FarmersGov

The deadline to apply for #COVID19 assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 is Friday. Never participated in U.S. Department of Agriculture programs before? Download our guide for new customers for a step-by-step look at the application process. https://bit.ly/39SdGsC 📂📂📂

12/07/2020
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

USDA Rural Development has been helping rural Americans navigate the challenges of COVID-19. For many that includes questions about mortgage payments. Check out this video from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on the 5 steps to ask for mortgage forbearance due to the Coronavirus.

Has the coronavirus pandemic made it hard for you to pay your mortgage? If you know you won’t be able to make your monthly mortgage payments, contact your mortgage servicer immediately. Here are five simple steps to remember while talking to your servicer. #ProtectYourHouse

U.S. Embassy Moscow
12/07/2020

U.S. Embassy Moscow

🌿 Поздравляем Линдси Белл из Аризоны, США, с победой на 17-м Международном Юниорском Лесном Конкурсе (International Junior Forest Contest)! Вчера в Москве завершился конкурс, организованный Федеральным Агентством Лесного Хозяйства России, цель которого - формирование у молодежи культуры бережного отношения к природе, повышение экологической грамотности, популяризация лесохозяйственных профессий.

🌲 В этом году он прошел виртуально, и Линдси, которая соревновалась с десятками старшеклассников и студентов из Европы, Азии, Южной и Северной Америки, выиграла со своим исследовательским проектом, исследующим естественную альтернативу жестким удобрениям.

🌳 "Презентации и исследовательские проекты были сделаны очень хорошо, и было здорово видеть молодых людей со всего мира, работающих над позитивными проектами, помогающими поддерживать здоровье, разнообразие и продуктивность лесов в своих странах, а также делиться своими идеями на международной арене", - отметил Брайан Липски, который представлял посольство США в Москве и Лесную Службу США (U.S. Forest Service) в качестве члена виртуального жюри. - Я счастлив, что смог внести свой вклад в долгую и прочную историю сотрудничества между Лесной Службой США и нашими российскими партнерами, такими как Федеральное Агентство Лесного Хозяйства. Крайне важно, чтобы мы продолжали поддерживать друг друга в создании национальных лесов и парков и управлении ими для будущих поколений".


#forestcontest
#JuniorForestContest
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12/03/2020
FarmersGov

FarmersGov

We’ve debunked 10 common myths about the
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.

Do you know #CFAP fact from fiction? Read our blog to find out, and don’t forget to apply by December 11!

https://bit.ly/3mA1D6B

Our new AskUSDA Contact Center program acts as “one front door” for USDA questions, providing an improved and streamline...
12/03/2020

Our new AskUSDA Contact Center program acts as “one front door” for USDA questions, providing an improved and streamlined customer experience 👉 https://go.usa.gov/x7eMX

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree
12/02/2020

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived in Washington D.C.!
Photo by James Edward Mills of The Joy Trip Project

FarmersGov
11/27/2020

FarmersGov

On this #FridaysOnTheFarm, visit Alaska, the largest state in the nation, with 375 million acres of land. But who owns all that land? Most of Alaska's land is federal and state owned, and more than 13% is private land owned and managed by Alaska Natives. Those native lands span more than 44 million acres. https://go.usa.gov/x7AvX

11/26/2020

We’d like to extend our deepest thanks and gratitude this Thanksgiving to the millions of American farmers, ranchers and farm workers, who work hard to bring us safe and delicious food every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Meet Jenna and Casey of Seafield Farm, a small family farm located on the seaside of Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore o...
11/25/2020

Meet Jenna and Casey of Seafield Farm, a small family farm located on the seaside of Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. They provide produce to local and regional folks through farmers markets, restaurants and CSAs. Tune in this Saturday, Nov. 28th for Seafield Farm's Takeover on our Instagram Story, as they take you on their day-to-day farm operations and out to a farmers market! #USDAFarmerTakeover

#familyfarm #smallbusinesssaturday #smallbusiness #takeover #easternshoreva #agvocate #farmerlifestyle #farming #farmer #smallfarm⁣ #farmersmarket

More than 229 million turkeys are raised annually by 2,500 American turkey farmers, most on family farms in Minnesota, N...
11/25/2020

More than 229 million turkeys are raised annually by 2,500 American turkey farmers, most on family farms in Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas & Indiana 🦃

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