A Fond Farewell to Deputy Secretary Merrigan

Leaving Big Boots to Fill:USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan speaks with a potential future farmer in Raleigh, NC. Last week, Kathleen Merrigan announced that she will be resigning from her position as Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in the USDA.  It is a regret to see this visionary of local food and organic agriculture leave the department – we hope her replacement brings the same commitment to renewing sustainable and local farming. Merrigan... Read More

Join the White House Hangout on Local Foods Today at 3 EDT

This afternoon join Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Jon Carson, White House Director of Public Engagement, along with women leaders in the field of local foods through a Google+ Hangout to hear their stories and answer questions.  This is also the unveiling of the updated USDA’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass. An innovative digital guide and map, the KYF Compass highlights USDA-supported local food projects around... Read More