AG/FDA Blog

John Block: Perdue’s Agenda

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block It’s only been a week since confirmation, but Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has hit the ground running.  He has ordered that schools be given more flexibility in their school lunch programs, more local c… Read More
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Senate Agriculture Committee Approves the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016

They did it.  Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have completed their personal work on the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, and got it… Read More
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Speaker Ryan Suggests SNAP May Be On the 2016 Agenda

New House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is getting a lot of attention for a speech he made on December 3 outlining his 2016 goal for a pro-growth agenda – creating jobs, raising wages, fixing the tax code, trade agreements, and national security. … Read More
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Tonight: Global Child Nutrition Foundation Honors USDA Secretary Vilsack

Please join the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and its partners in honoring Secretary Vilsack for his remarkable achievements in child nutrition. GCNF’s Annual Gala has become a signature Washington event, bringing together executiv… Read More
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Global Child Nutrition Foundation to Honor Secretary Vilsack on April 16th

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation is proud to announce Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack as the recipient of the 2015 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. Please join the Global Child Nutrition Foundation (GCNF) and its… Read More
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Two Obama Nutrition Leaders Move On

Dr. Janey Thornton, the USDA Deputy Under-Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, has resigned her post effective at close of business Friday, January 9, 2015.  She will be returning to Kentucky to turn her attention to important family… Read More
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2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum, Sept. 29-Oct. 3

The 2014 Global Child Nutrition Forum is fast approaching and, while space is limited, there is still opportunity to attend, exhibit and/or sponsor the Forum.  This year’s event is being held by the Global Child Nutrition Foundation and World… Read More
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Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee Reports FY 2015 Bill Without Amendments--Discretionary Spending Allocation Lower than Amount Provided to House

The Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee also voted today by voice vote to approve its draft FY 2015 bill and report it to the full Senate Appropriations Committee.  The… Read More
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House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Reports FY 2015 Bill Without Any Amendments

The House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee today voted  by voice vote to approve its draft FY 2015 bill and report it to the full House Appropriations Committee.  The full… Read More
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Global Food Security

By Marshall L. Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Agriculture is a business, a very big business.  Whether you look at net farm income, agriculture exports or the number of people employed in the farm and food value chain, agriculture is big busines… Read More
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