‘Justice’ bill to transfer 32 million acres to Black farmers – November 20, 2020

(AG Insider) Black-owned farmland could expand sevenfold under a bill filed by three Democratic senators on Thursday to reverse decades of discriminatory practices by the Agriculture Department, sometimes called “the last plantation.” The Justice for Black Farmers Act would enable Black farmers to acquire up to 160 acres apiece at no charge… Continue reading

Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks? – September 11, 2020

Is America’s food supply safe from terrorist attacks? No. The United States spends more than $1 billion every year to keep America’s food supply safe, but even without terrorism, food-borne diseases cause about 5,000 deaths and 325,000 hospitalizations each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…. Continue reading

Food Box Boost

The Farmers to Families Food Box Program boosts economy https://www.fayobserver.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2020/08/24/ivanka-trump-farmers-families-food-box-program-boosts-economy/3430935001/?fbclid=IwAR10z3q6lq-CjPc_5n9nDQ2DktpdnQq87_l1qfaqhDK30T5YpGfv1GVYrxg Continue reading

Commissioner Miller Issues Warning on Unsolicited Seeds From China

 (7/27/2020) Today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is urging Texans to take extreme precaution when receiving unsolicited seed packets from China. These packets have been mailed to multiple states, including Texas, falsely labeled as jewelry. Residents are advised not to plant the seeds as they could contain harmful invasive species… Continue reading

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

https://www.farmers.gov/cfap Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.   USDA is accepting applications now through August… Continue reading