Agriculture

Plaskett Announces $2.3 Million USDA Funding Opportunity for Food Safety Education, Outreach and Technical Assistance

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is making available $2.3 million in funding for the establishment of regional centers to support comprehensive food safety training and education, pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “I am pleased to announce this new funding opportunity... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett to Sit on House Committee on Agriculture

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Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) became the first Delegate to Congress from the U.S. Virgin Islands to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture, Friday, after Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) named her to the 46-member House Committee. Plaskett, who had hoped to serve on the committee prior to her appointment, campaigned on the need to be able to identify and secure funding from rural gr... Read more »