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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service administers programs that facilitate the efficient, fair marketing of U.S. agricultural products, including food, fiber, and specialty crops.


98-Year-Old Farmer Still Bringing Goods to Local Farmers Market

Elmer Moje sells garlic at the Tonawanda, NY farmers market.

It was 1918 when Elmer Moje first took crops to market with his father on a horse and wagon in North Tonawanda, New York. Moje, who turns 99 later this month, still takes his crops to the market once or twice a week.

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USDA Directory Records More Than 7,800 Farmers Markets

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan at the Baltimore Farmers Market.

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a 9.6 percent increase in National Farmers Market Directory listings as the kickoff to National Farmers Market Week. The directory identifies 7,864 farmers markets operating throughout the United States.

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Data Dashboards: Bringing More Market Information to Life

A screenshot of the Boxed Beef Dashboard.

It has been said that the most successful person in life (and in business) is often the one who has the best information. For almost a century USDA Market News has been providing farmers, ranchers and businesses with the best market and pricing information.

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USDA - Helping Veterans Continue Their Public Service Careers

US Marines silhouetted against the sunset.

After finishing their military careers, many veterans envision continuing their government careers at the Department of Defense (DOD) or another defense-related organization. True heroes with a passion for serving their country, these veterans often feel these are the only places where they can continue their dedication to public service.

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