Science & Technology Program

USDA Releases 2017 Annual Pesticide Data Program Summary, U.S. Food Supply is Among the Safest in the World

Release No.: 182-18

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 2017 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The Summary shows more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

AMS Announces Two Organizational Changes to Increase Program Efficiency

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced today two organizational changes to support Secretary Sonny Perdue’s goal to make USDA the most effective, most efficient, and best managed department in the federal government. The internal changes will not impact the quality of services to the agriculture sector, but will improve opportunities for the cross-utilization of staff and equipment and leverage resources by creating greater economies of scale.

Grants.gov Training Webinar

Grants.gov is the website federal grant-making agencies use to post grant funding opportunities and where the public can find and apply for those opportunities. The goal of the presentation is to provide information on how to use the Grants.gov website to apply for AMS grant programs.

Topics covered in the presentation include how to register in Dun & Bradstreet, track a submitted application, find (search) for funding opportunities and apply for those opportunities.

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Applicant Webinar

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

AMS will host a webinar to help farmers, producer’s groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements.

The presentation will provide an overview of the program objectives, eligibility, and basic information about the application process.

USDA Releases 2016 Annual Pesticide Data Program Summary

Release No.: 022-18

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today published the 2016 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The Summary shows more than 99.5 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues well below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 22 percent had no detectable residue.

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