The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), through a cooperative agreement with USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), has awarded $16 million in subgrants funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to 36 projects aimed at testing innovative outreach strategies to increase participation and equity in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC.
The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) is disappointed by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture’s passage of a funding bill that will strip key nutrition benefits from the WIC program and also have consequences for growers across the country.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking additional steps as part of its commitment to strengthen the market for domestically grown organic goods, and to support producers seeking organic certification.
The Ugly Company, a farmer-led producer of upcycled dried fruit snacks, today announced the completion of a $9M Series A round of funding.
Byte Kitchen, a restaurant technology company that scales independent restaurants through Noshery digital food halls, announces today the closing of a $6 Million funding round and the opening of a second Noshery location in San Carlos, CA.
Hazel Technologies, Inc. a developer of new USDA-funded technologies to protect produce quality, announces new USDA funding for their organic anti-fungal pad technology, Hazel Endure.
The California citrus industry is answering the call to strengthen fresh produce food-safety research.
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) has funded 12 new research projects, valued at just over $3.9 million, to help answer the industry's most urgent produce food safety questions.
The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has notified the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) that its 2021 Market Access Program (MAP) funding award will increase 44% to $299,195, up from $207,449 in 2020 and $211,540 in 2019.