USDA Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries In the Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing Areas


WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2021)---today the U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Three Deputy Under Secretaries in the Areas of Nutrition, Rural Development and Marketing and Regulatory Programs. USDA announced that nutrition policy expert Stacy Dean has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS). Prior to…

“Secretary Perdue Announces Groundbreaking Proposal to Transfer Agricultural Animal Biotechnology Regulatory Framework to USDA”


(Washington, D.C., December 22, 2020) – the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural animals modified or produced by genetic engineering. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be moving forward with an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) to solicit public input…

“FSIS Issues Public Health Alert for Ineligible Imported Raw Frozen New Orleans – Roasted Chicken Wings from the Peoples Republic of China”


WASHINGTON (December 22, 2020) – the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for raw frozen New Orleans -Roasted Chicken Wings products imported and labeled with a false USDA mark of inspection. A recall was not requested because the known affected…

“Trump Administration Sets the Pace for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Efforts to Continue”


WASHINGTON, D.C.(December 17,  2020) ---today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the renewal of the joint agency formal agreement including the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement reaffirms the agencies’ commitment to improve coordination and communication efforts…

Asian Hammer Flat Worms Invasion A Agriculture Threat


MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - A foot-long  slithered invasive species has been spotted in  suburbia Virginia-- leaving pest-control experts scratching their heads before they found help identifying it. In a now-removed Facebook post, Virginia Wildlife Management and Control, a local pest control service, wrote that its hotline had received a call about a weird looking…

USDA”s Secretary Merely Mentioning “Forgotten People” Ordered To Reimburse the U.S. Treasury


WASHINGTON, D.C.---Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) filed a complaint alleging that Secretary Sonny Perdue violated the Hatch Act in North Carolina.  CREW sued President Donald J. Trump  on on day one of his administration alleging violations  of the Emoluments Clauses  of the U.S. Constitution, because of the unconstitutional corruption…

“U.S Department of Agriculture-Office of Inspector General and Justice Department Conduct Animal Welfare Criminal Investigations Training”


WASHINGTON, D.C.---On Sept. 14 to 18, criminal investigators and attorneys from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Inspector General (USDA-OIG) and the U.S. Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) collaborated to put on a week-long training for USDA-OIG criminal investigators, as well as other federal law enforcement…