In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Week in Review, March 18, 2022 

March 17, 2022

USDA Now Accepting Applications for the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program, Providing Up To $200 Million to Purchase Local Food for Schools

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced it is accepting applications for the Local Food for Schools Cooperative Agreement Program (LFS), which will provide up to $200 million for states to purchase local food for school meal programs.

March 17, 2022

USDA Announces Actions on Nutrition Security

  • During a visit to Columbia University and in celebration of National Nutrition Month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced a report detailing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Actions on Nutrition Security.

March 17, 2022

USDA Announces Additional Farm Service Agency and Rural Development State Directors

  • Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including three Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors and six Rural Development (RD) State Directors.

March 18, 2022

USDA Announces Partnership with Northwest Seaport Alliance to Ease Port Congestion and Restore Disrupted Shipping Services to U.S. Grown Agricultural Commodities

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to enhance access to a 49-acre “pop up” site to accept either dry agricultural or refrigerated containers for temporary storage at NWSA in Seattle to reduce operational hurdles and costs, making it so they can more quickly be loaded on ships at the export terminals.

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