USDA offers state agencies greater control over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced increased cooperation with states in the operation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to promote...

Australia allows cannabis product exports

In Australia, MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. announced that Australia will expunge the export ban on cannabis products in February 2018 and allow the worldwide exportation...

USDA offers $150 million for food security, sustainable agriculture and rural entrepreneurship

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture announced $150.2 million in funding for projects that build a foundation...

Perdue signs proclamation to increase local flexibility in school lunch programs

In Virginia, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal...

Government of Canada announces $100 million for scientific agricultural research

In Canada, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, highlighted the Government of Canada's investments in scientific agricultural...

FDA undertakes review of dairy product standards of identity

In Washington, D.C., committed to advancing policies that enable consumers to safely benefit from innovations in how foods are produced, the Food and Drug...

G-20 agriculture ministers agree to improve food and water sustainability and security

In Germany, the G-20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies agreed to improve the sustainability of water use in farming, take steps against...

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