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USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden to travel to China

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will travel to Beijing and Guangzhou, China, July 7-12.
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U.S. Organic Industry Praises U.S.-Korea Partnership in Organic Trade

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the United States and the Republic of Korea formed a partnership that will recognize the two countries’ organic programs as equivalent for processed organic products and streamline access to each other's markets.
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USDA to Invest in Red River Basin Conservation Effort

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00pm
MOORHEAD, Minn., July 2, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced targeted conservation funding of up to $50 million over the next five years in the Red River of the North Basin to minimize flooding, boost soil health, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat in the watershed. The Secretary and Congressman Peterson were joined by Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Hoeven, Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Kevin Cramer at a press conference in Moorhead to make the announcement.
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United States and Korea Streamline Organic Trade

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 – Organic processed products certified in the United States or Korea can now be labeled as organic in either country. This will allow American organic farmers, processors, and businesses greater access to Korea’s growing market for organic products. The arrangement between the two nations will take effect on July 1, 2014.
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USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the allocation of $5 million to support 19 projects under the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) funded under the Agriculture Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill).
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Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Anniversary of Yarnell Hill and South Canyon Fires

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 — This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Yarnell Hill fire tragedy in Arizona and the 20 year anniversary of the South Canyon fire tragedy in Colorado.
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USDA Continues Farm Bill Implementation with Provisions to Help Farmers Manage Risk

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that provide new risk management options for farmers and ranchers.
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