WASHINGTON DC (July 13, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to increase private investment in rural communities across the country by making it easier for lenders to access four flagship loan programs.

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture joined its government partners to release a 

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2020)  US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a range of nationwide flexibilities to ensure America’s children receive the nutritious food they need throughout the upcoming school year.

WASHINGTON DC (June 25, 2020) The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has forged a new partnership with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) by signing the National Programmatic Agreement among the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Programs, National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for Sequencing Section 106 (USDA-RD NPA).

WASHINGTON DC (June 17, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend the contracts of select vendors from the first round of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

WASHINGTON DC (June 11, 2020)  US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a nationwide extension of another key flexibility for USDA’s child nutrition programs.

WASHINGTON DC (June 10, 2020) US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the safe reopening of critical infrastructure meatpacking facilities across the United States. As of this morning, across the cattle, swine, and broiler sectors, processing facilities are operating more than 95% of their average capacity compared to this time last year.

WASHINGTON DC (June 8, 2020)  US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Georgia and Iowa have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

WASHINGTON DC (June 4, 2020) — US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has already approved more than $545 million in payments to producers who have applied for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. FSA began taking applications May 26, and the agency has received over 86,000 applications for this important relief program.

WASHINGTON DC (May 27, 2020) — US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that the department