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House Appropriations subcommittee approves 2025 USDA funding cuts

A House Appropriations subcommittee is proposing more cuts to the USDA’s budget. During Tuesday’s markup of the 2025 budget, Ranking Member Sanford Bishop stressed the need to better fund the Economic Research Service and National Agricultural Statistics Service. “This year, NASS was unable to complete... Read More.

Give 365: A Way YOU Can Help Solve The Funding Gap

By McPherson County Community Foundation McPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. (April 4, 2024) — McPherson County Community Foundation's last article shared how Mastermind McPherson County categories and priorities can be applied to... Read More.

USDA assessing supply chain funding needs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is exploring how the agency can support food supply chain resiliency long-term. Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Farah Ahmad tells Brownfield, “Strengthening the resilience of America ‘s food supply chain—we know that’s vital to everyone in our country and... Read More.

Lawmakers discuss SNAP funding during House Ag Committee hearing

Some lawmakers say food security needs to be the top priority in farm bill discussions. During a House Ag Committee hearing Wednesday, Ranking Member David Scott of Georgia said hunger cannot be overlooked. “We want to reduce hunger. Hunger is a serious problem.” He says... Read More.

Deadline for IL Local Food For Schools funding approaches

Funding is available to help increase access to local foods for students.  Raghela Scavuzzo, executive director of the Illinois Specialty Growers Association says $7.3 million is available to Illinois schools through the Local Food for Schools program. “We have barely tapped into that at this... Read More.

Vilsack urges Congress to restore funding for WIC

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is urging Congress to fully fund the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). During a call with reporters Thursday, the Secretary said WIC is critical to providing nutrition and health support for those in need.  “Of... Read More.