Market Research Study on the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe

The Foreign Agricultural Services Office at the US Embassy in Pretoria is requesting proposals from qualified companies for a Market Research Study on the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) for Mauritius, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe, as per the below Scope of Work.  Background and Objectives of the Market Study:The Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) reports...

Getting a silage maize crop into the bunker chop-chop

By Lloyd PhillipsJune 6, 2021 at 10:07 am In terms of its cost-benefit ratio, silage maize is arguably the best-value stored green feed for milk production systems in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. However, to maximise the nutritional quality and quantity of this crop, it isimportant to harvest and handle it at the correct time and in the correct way. Click here for...

USDA to Invest $1 Billion to Purchase Healthy Food for Food Insecure Americans and Build Food Bank Capacity, First Investment of the New ‘Build Back Better’ Initiative Will Serve as a Bridge from Pandemic Assistance to Food System Transformation

Date Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:00amContact Info USDA Press press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 4, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of up to $1 billion, including $500 million in American Rescue Plan funding, in The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to support and expand the emergency food network so food banks and local organizations can reliably serve their...

Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Unknown Destinations

May 27, 2021   |   Export Sales Announcement   |   FAS-ESR-044-21 Export Sales Reporting Staff WASHINGTON, May 27, 2021—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 152,400 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year. The marketing year for corn began Sept. 1. USDA issues both daily and weekly export sales reports...

USDA Seeks Public Input to Help Create a New Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program

Agency to Host Public Listening Session on April 22, 2021 Release & Contact Info Press ReleaseRelease No. 0063.21 Contact: USDA PressEmail: press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, April 1, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it is requesting public input from interested parties, including potential customers and interested stakeholders, to help create a new Rural Renewable Energy Pilot Program. To ensure a diverse group of voices...

USDA Agricultural Research Service: Food and Nutrition Briefs

Consuming a high level of carbohydrates regulates a gene in the human body that can reduce your risk of obesity, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. This information is part of the latest issue of the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) Food and Nutrition Research Briefs. The latest issue, which reports discoveries from researchers at ARS laboratories nationwide, can be...

USDA Lifts PACA Reparation Sanctions on California Produce Business

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that United Commodities USA Inc. satisfied a reparation order in the amount of $262,863 issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) involving unpaid produce transactions. The Bakersfield, Calif., company can continue operating in the produce industry upon applying for and being issued a PACA license. Kent Lancaster...

Minister Didiza congratulates the Citrus Industry on Record Exports and Commits to Work with Stakeholders to Boost Growth in the Sector

MEDIA STATEMENTMINISTER DIDIZA CONGRATULATES THE CITRUS INDUSTRY ON RECORD EXPORTS ANDCOMMITS TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO BOOST GROWTH IN THE SECTOR 02 FEBRUARY 2021 The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza (MP), congratulatesthe citrus industry on the record exports they made. Citrus is one of South Africa's most importantsubsectors in the agricultural sector that provides a...