Agricultural Marketing Service

Type: Organization
Name: Agricultural Marketing Service
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

#AgStrong innovation in rural America

It takes a lot of hard work to make a living out of farming, to build a thriving agricultural business and it takes ingenuity. This is especially true in rural America, where dedicated farmers and ranchers rely on each other and the communities around ... [Published PorkNetwork - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Commentary: What’s in a label?

The marketing mavens at the supermarket chain Giant apparently believed that less is more when it comes to providing quality grades on its fresh beef products. Too bad USDA disagreed.Giant, a supermarket chain that is a subsidiary of the Dutch conglomerate ... [Published CattleNetwork.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

USDA Revises Three Onion Grade Standards

Release No.199-14Contact:Hakim Fobia, (202) 690-0488Hakim.Fobia@ams.usda.govWASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising three standards: the U.S. Standards for Grades of Creole Onions, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bermuda-Granex-Grano ... [Published Agricultural Marketing Service - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Record corn, soybean harvests hard to move because oil boom uses so many railcars

With storage capacity in short supply and a record corn and soybean harvest predicted this year, Midwest farmers are struggling to move their massive harvest off the farm, leaving some worried that part of the bumper crop will stay outside too long and ... [Published KansasCity.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Illinoisan appointed to Soy Board

Dwain L. Ford of Kinmundy will be sworn in as a reappointed United Soybean Board (USB) director in December. He joins 14 returning and five new members appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the board.Seventy volunteer USB directors invest ... [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board

Greg Rosenthal (202) 720-2739WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the appointment of 13 members to the National Dairy Promotion and Re Board. All appointees' terms will begin Nov. 1, 2014, and end Oct. 31, 2017 ... [Published Noodls - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

US invests in sheep industry

A $1.5 million grant has been awarded to the US’ National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, through the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program.It is hoped the funding, announced by the US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service ... [Published Meat Process - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Secretary Vilsack Names Members to the Popcorn Board

Release No.: 207-14Hakim Fobia (202) 690-0488Hakim.fobia@ams.usda.govWASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed two members to serve on the Popcorn Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2015, ... [Published Agricultural Marketing Service - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 2 reports

Feds OK $550,750 to aid NM farmers

at 12:04 amThe federal government is giving $550,750 to strengthen markets for New Mexico produce by providing tools and resources to help agricultural producers successfully enhance their competitiveness and expand their operations.The funding is being ... [Published Albuquerque Journal - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 2 reports

Specialty crop grants approved

Thirty-six grants totaling almost $3 million to promote the development, cultivation, production and sales of specialty crops in North Dakota have been awarded.Specialty crops are defined in law as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, ... [Published Bismarck Tribune - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 4 reports

Agriculture funding for specialty crops

Updated: Friday, October 3 2014, 11:32 AM EDTNew York - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Friday more than $5 million in federal funding to support New York State’s specialty crop producers and specialty crop research in ... [Published WOKR 13 - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

$1.9 Million to improve Texas production of fruits, vegetables, other Specialty Crops

Texas Department Of Agriculture Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced yesterday that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has secured and awarded more than $1.9 million in federal funding to promote and develop Texas-grown specialty crops. ... [Published Fresh Plaza - Oct 03 2014]

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...in the global market," says Dwain Ford, soybean farmer from Kinmundy, and United Soybean Board International Opportunities Target Area coordinator. "This study really shows the advantage the roads, rails and rivers give us and how important it is to maintain and improve our infrastructure." Study details
...Market will bring the community together, increase access to locally and regionally-produced agricultural projects and support jobs," Huffman said. "I am committed to helping Marin County bring this farmers market to fruition, and this USDA grant is an important step towards for planning the project."
...access to fruits and vegetables, all benefiting specialty crop producers and consumers across the country," said AMS Administrator Anne Alonzo. "With additional funding from the 2014 Farm Bill, we are able to do even more to help specialty crop growers increase profitability and sustainability."
Ed Avalos, under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs, USDA, said: "USDA is committed to working with our partners in the sheep industry to support them as they provide quality products to consumers and increase producer returns here at home."

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Buyers Prefer Timeliness of U.S. Soybean Shipments [Published The Farmer - 1 hour ago]
Dairy market review: Butter falls hard [Published Agri View - 15 hours ago]
#AgStrong innovation in rural America [Published PorkNetwork - 22 hours ago]
WTO Rejects USDA Meat-Labeling Rule for Second ... [Published Food Product Design - Oct 22 2014]
Commentary: What’s in a label? [Published CattleNetwork.com - Oct 21 2014]
#AgStrong Innovation in Rural America [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 21 2014]
USDA Revises Three Onion Grade Standards [Published Agricultural Marketing Service - Oct 21 2014]
Record corn, soybean harvests hard to move beca... [Published KansasCity.com - Oct 21 2014]
10/17/2014 - TTB Newsletter for October 17, 2014 [Published TTB - Oct 17 2014]
Dairy Market Review: USDA raises 2015 production [Published Agri View - Oct 15 2014]
Bringing You Food and Fiber to Fit Your Active ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 15 2014]
Illinoisan appointed to Soy Board [Published Farm Week Now - Oct 15 2014]
Rep. Huffman Announces Federal Grant for the Ma... [Published Noodls - Oct 15 2014]
Union Pacific Surcharge Puts Pressure on Ag Exp... [Published Twin Falls Times-News - Oct 15 2014]
NSIIC accepting proposals for two grant programs [Published Agri View - Oct 14 2014]
Texas Department Of Agriculture Awards $1.9 Mil... [Published Big Country - Oct 13 2014]
Business briefs: Loan Fund exceeds 2013 lending... [Published Las Cruces Sun-News - Oct 13 2014]
2014 Bean Crop Turns out Fine [Published Twin Falls Times-News - Oct 12 2014]
Grants awarded for specialty crops [Waterloo-Ce... [Published BusinessWeek - Oct 12 2014]
Federal funding to aid in promoting Rensselaer ... [Published Troy Record - Oct 11 2014]
Ag Minute: USDA Invests Nearly $118 Million to ... [Published McPherson Sentinel - Oct 11 2014]
USDA Committee Gives Produce Industry a Powerfu... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 10 2014]
US invests in sheep industry [Published Meat Process - Oct 10 2014]
More than $1 million in grants awarded to help ... [Published Farm and Dairy - Oct 10 2014]
UVM To Offer Nation's First Food Hub Certificat... [Published Vermont Public Radio - Oct 09 2014]
ASD, Whitetop farms get crop grants [Published SWVA Today - Oct 09 2014]
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Eco... [Published Noodls - Oct 09 2014]
Secretary Vilsack Appoints New Members to the N... [Published Noodls - Oct 09 2014]
Helping the American Dairy Industry Thrive [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Oct 08 2014]
Dairy Market Review: Income over feed cost: $16.38 [Published Agri View - Oct 08 2014]
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