also partnered with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) from 2013 to 2015.
In order to ensure a smooth transition, USDA
will work with the White House Office of American Innovation to execute a series of key strategies: Strengthen strategic IT governance by having a single USDA
Chief Information Officer (CIO) and one Assistant CIO for each mission area, who will focus on improving IT for their mission specific services and programs.
For six years now, the USDA
, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, has worked to improve watershed rehabilitation and irrigation by promoting practices and technologies that assist in water and soil conservation.
Eastern Time), USDA
will host a webinar, "When the Last Grocery Store Closes --Exploring Cooperative Options.
All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA
This new site will provide the public and stakeholders fast and efficient access to USDA
energy efficiency and renewable energy data.
Those initiatives include the creation of a Native American Farmer and Rancher Council, where top USDA
officials and Native American advocates will collaborate to make USDA
's programs more accessible for Native Americans farmers and ranchers, as well as enhanced delivery of technical assistance to Native American borrowers, the creation of sub-offices on tribal lands, a systematic review of the farm loan program rules to improve accessibility to Native Americans and other measures designed to improve the provision of farm loan services to Native Americans.
only purchases products that are grown in the United States.
Mande said USDA
won't likely be ready to begin the new bench-trim testing this month, but officials are working to begin as soon as possible.
Recommendation: To better ensure sufficient oversight and management direction are provided to guide USDA
's civil rights efforts, to make responsibility for improvement clear, and to make USDA
's performance more transparent, Congress may wish to consider establishing a USDA
civil rights oversight board.
claims the right to remove animals from a premises, and it makes no mention of remuneration to the rancher.
Voting members are elected, but under new regulations, the USDA
can appoint minorities to committees lacking minority representation or targeted by complaints of bias.
A key clause in the agreement notes that USDA
cannot allow beef products from the expanded April 19 list into the United States until at least five days after the final rule on Canadian beef imports is made public.
One of the first USDA
task forces on Mad Cow disease in 1990 consisted, among others, of "key representatives from the agribusiness industry," Rampton and Stauber wrote.
has a large database containing the results of lots of laboratories' work analyzing different nutrients in food.