Category Archives: On the Road with Administrator Dolcini

USDA Microloans Fund Nine New Farmers in New York City

FSA Administrator Val Dolcini Makes Urban Farm Visits By Lynnette Wright, Public Affairs Specialist, New York Farm Service Agency The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and New York State Executive Director, James Barber, … Continue reading

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In Michigan, From Small Farm to Urban Table

By Savannah Halleaux, Public Affairs Specialist, Michigan Farm Service Agency “Michigan is a real microcosm for what I see when I travel around the nation,” USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini said about the Mitten State, which boasts … Continue reading

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With Farm Service Agency Help, Alaska Producers are Working to Meet the Demand for Local Food

Submitted by Val Dolcini, Administrator, USDA Farm Service Agency As anyone who has visited the 49th State knows, Alaska is huge. It’s bigger than the next three largest states, Texas, California and Montana….combined! A land of extremes, Alaska’s rural communities … Continue reading

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FSA Administrator Tours Regional Food Systems, Attends FSA Employee Conference

By Lauren Moore, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of External Affairs Following USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini’s visit to Nebraska, he headed straight to Iowa for a meet and greet with FSA employees at the Iowa State FSA … Continue reading

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Nebraska Celebrates 30 Years of CRP

By Bobbie KrizWickham, Public Affairs and Outreach Coordinator, Nebraska FSA USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently joined conservation partners in Lincoln, Nebraska, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This milestone was celebrated … Continue reading

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FSA Administrator Tours Urban Agricultural Operations in New York

Left:  Red Hook Community Farm Director, Saara Nafici leads Administrator Dolcini on a tour with volunteers from Green City Force. Right:  Dolcini visits with Ben Flanner, president of Brooklyn Grange, the largest rooftop garden in New York City. By Lauren … Continue reading

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New Farm Storage Loan Program Unveiled at Ohio Roundtable

U.S. agriculture has evolved to be remarkably efficient at transporting food across the country or around the world. That’s due in part to advances in equipment – including cold-chain infrastructure like refrigerated trucks – that provides proper storage for agricultural … Continue reading

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FSA Administrator Travels West: Tours Farms from Washington to Southern California

By Lauren Moore, Assistant Public Affairs Specialist USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently traveled to the west coast where he made stops to FSA offices and farming operations in Washington, Oregon and his home-state of California. The … Continue reading

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Dolcini visits Bluegrass schools, sees food program, green upgrades

By Scott Whittington, Public Affairs Specialist Education of our youth has always been a priority. To do our part in assuring successful youngsters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding nutrition assistance to school-aged children. While in Lexington, Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Administrator Dolcini Meets with Producers and Industry Leaders, Unveils FSAfarm+ at the 2016 Commodity Classic

By Brenda Carlson, Public Affairs Specialist, FSA Office of External Affairs U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and members of his leadership team joined more than 9,000 producers, industry representatives and agricultural media during the … Continue reading

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