National Institute of Food and Agriculture

USDA’s new answer to cutting food waste by 50%: Jelly ice

An investment from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is paving the way for a new type of ice cube to revolutionize how industries…

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Top Biden administration officials promise to rebuild, set new tone with federal workforce

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After the relocation gutted their workforces, USDA research agencies struggle to rebuild

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Shutdowns, relocations and mergers defined a whirlwind 2019 for the federal workforce

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Agencies facing reorganization, relocation suffer major drops on Best Places to Work rankings

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE- In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo doors at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building are locked and covered with blinds as a sign posted advises that the office will be closed during the partial government shutdown in Seattle. Disruptions from last month’s partial government shutdown caused a “shocking” deterioration in the IRS’ telephone help for taxpayers in the first week of the filing season, the agency’s watchdog said in a report released Tuesday, Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

What federal union members are saying about a potential government shutdown

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Plans to relocate some 550 USDA employees fall vastly short of initial expectations

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Norton, Wexton seek justification for BLM relocation move

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USDA asking employees who had previously declined relocation to work longer in Washington

Faced with widening workforce gaps, the Agriculture Department is asking some of the employees impacted by the USDA relocation to Kansas City to continue…

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Draining the swamp: Is there a plumber in the house?

Shouldn’t the feds responsible for programs impacting crops, cattle and minerals be closer to the taxpayers who produce, manage and depend on them?

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USDA considers rehiring retirees to fill relocation-related workforce gaps

The two bureaus impacted by the Agriculture Department’s upcoming relocation to Kansas City are asking retirees to consider returning to their former agencies as part-time reemployed annuitants of the Economic Research Service or the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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