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USDA Unveils Fresh Round of Farmers.gov Updates

New features on the Farmers.gov portal include a dashboard to help farmers track H-2A related application decisions in real time. 

Agriculture Funds More than $1 Billion in Projects to Boost Rural Infrastructure

The broadband and electric investments aim to benefit more than 1.5 million businesses and residents.

USDA Wants Feedback from 2 Million Customers

Consider it the agency’s latest move in its efforts to put the farmer first.

FDA Unveils Next Step on its Journey to Develop a Safer Food System

Insiders say it’s time to leverage emerging technologies and innovative approaches to strengthen and protect food traceability across America.

Agriculture Wants Store-Level Data on All of America’s Grocery Retailers

The agency plans to use the data to make sure everyone in the country has affordable access to healthy food.

Agencies Work to Embrace—and Secure—the Internet of Things

Inside officials shared their lessons learned and concerns around the evolving connectivity.

4 CX Lessons Federal Agencies Can Learn from Their Peers

There are several agencies making major strides in the CX space and other agencies could learn a thing or two from their CX programs.

How Agriculture Plans to Boost Its IT Workforce

The department plans to reskill employees for a data-heavy future and create a CIO development program.

USDA Launches Tool to Match Farmers to the Loans They Need

The latest tool on farmers.gov helps take the mystery out of the loan application process.

How an Agriculture App that Spills the Dirt on Soil Got a Second Life

The department’s barebones SoilWeb app grew a following until app stores changed their rules in 2017. Now it’s back.

Agriculture Unleashed 320 New Inventions in 2018

The agency detailed them all in its annual Technology Transfer Report.

How Some Agencies Are Rethinking Transparency

It’s not just about posting products for the public, it’s about sharing how an agency got there, federal officials said.

Agriculture Announces $858M to Upgrade Rural Electric Systems

The department aims to enhance electric reliability for rural communities and finance new smart grid technologies.

USDA Accepting Applications to Fund Rural Broadband Services

The agency is making at least $600 million available for the project.

USDA Launches New Features on Farmers.gov

The site’s latest functions will enable America’s agriculture producers to better manage loans and the H-2A visa process.