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MyPlate Launches USDA’s First Alexa Skill
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MyPlate Launches USDA’s First Alexa Skill

Today, USDA announced the launch of its first ever Alexa skill, a digital tool for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers ages 4 – 24 months. Families who use the MyPlate Alexa skill receive nutrition information on what and how to feed their child based on their age.

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USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Tropical Storm Claudette

Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed USDA to aid recovery efforts for residents, farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation across the Southeast caused by Tropical Storm Claudette. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices are ready to respond and are providing a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to affected communities and agricultural producers.

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FACT SHEET: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

In January 2021, President Biden released the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The plan is driven by science, data and public health to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s fight against COVID-19 and to restore trust, accountability and a sense of common purpose in our response to the pandemic.

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FACT SHEET: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

In January 2021, President Biden released the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The plan is driven by science, data, and public health to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s fight against COVID-19 and to restore trust, accountability and a sense of common purpose in our response to the pandemic.

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USDA Launches 2021 Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive

USDA today kicked off the 12th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families campaign, which encourages employees from all federal departments and agencies to give in-kind contributions -- food, services, and time -- to food banks and pantries.

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Statement by Secretary Vilsack on the President’s FY 2022 Budget

The President proposes historic investments to spur new job creation and opportunities in rural America; help restore America’s advantage in agriculture; leverage all of USDA’s expertise to address climate change; and support a stronger nutrition safety net.

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USDA to Purchase $159.4 Million in Nutritious Consumer-Ready Seafood and More for Food Assistance Programs

USDA announced it will purchase up to $159.4 million in domestically produced seafood, fruits, legumes, and nuts for distribution to a variety of domestic food assistance programs, including charitable institutions. This is one of many actions USDA is taking to address the disruptions in the food system supply chain and worsened food insecurity resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FACT SHEET: Update on USDA Activities to Contain the COVID-19 Pandemic

In January 2021, President Biden released the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The plan is driven by science, data, and public health to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s fight against COVID-19 and to restore trust, accountability and a sense of common purpose in our response to the pandemic.

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USDA: 100 Days Update

Since Jan. 20, 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has been on a mission to Build Back Better. From the American Rescue Plan to the American Jobs Plan and now with the introduction of the American Families Plan, action has been taken to provide relief to the American people, and the necessary investments have been made to rescue and begin to rebuild our economy.