U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market
Corner of 12th Street and Independence Avenue, South West
202-720-8317

Season: Summer

Market Hours:

May 3, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Fridays, 9AM - 2PM

Location: Parking lot outside USDA Headquarters on the corner of Independence Avenue and 12th St, South West

Upcoming Events at U.S. Department of Agriculture Farmers Market

Recent News

USDA Resources Available For Farmers Hurt By 2018, 2019 Disasters

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire…

Read More »

USDA to Ensure All Have Equal Access to Crop and Livestock Report

Washington, DC – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced new procedures for the release of market-affecting crop and livestock reports from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and World Agricultural Outlook…

Read More »

Secretary Perdue Applauds President Trumps Selection for USDAs Under Secretary for Food Safety

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s selection of Dr. Mindy Brashears to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Food Safety. After the…

Read More »

USDA and SBA Join Forces to Help Businesses in Rural America

Secretary Perdue and Administrator McMahon sign a Memorandum of Understanding between USDA & SBA to promote stronger businesses and agricultural economies.Washington, D.C– U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Administrator Linda…

Read More »

USDA Announces McLarty Capital Partners Rural Investment Fund

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the launch of a new private investment fund with the potential to inject $100 million into growth-oriented, small businesses across rural America. The McLarty Capital Partners…

Read More »

USDA Announces Plans to Purchase Surplus Cheese, Releases New Report Showing Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Create Growth for Dairy Industry

LA CROSSE, Wisc. – Following a roundtable discussion with dairy producers near La Crosse, Wisc. today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese…

Read More »

Food and Agriculture Co-op Income Again Sets Record in 2015, USDA Data Show

WASHINGTON – Net income for the nation's agricultural cooperatives soared by 14 percent last year, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In its annual report on national cooperative business sales, USDA…

Read More »

USDA Deputy Under Secretary Taylor Leads Women in Agriculture Trade Mission to Hong Kong and Shanghai

WASHINGTON– Leaders from seven state departments of agriculture and 23 U.S. agribusinesses and organizations will accompany Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Alexis Taylor on a trade mission to Hong Kong and Shanghai…

Read More »

USDA Awards Grants to Preserve Affordable Rural Housing

WASHINGTON,  – USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Lisa Mensah today announced grants to preserve and repair affordable housing for very-low- and low-income families living in rural areas."Housing Preservation Grants are an excellent…

Read More »

USDA Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces R&D Investments for 76 Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 76 small businesses around the country will receive $7.4 million in grants to conduct research related to food security, natural resources, and agricultural issues. The grants are…

Read More »

USDA Provides Targeted Assistance to Cotton Producers to Share in the Cost of Ginning

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new…

Read More »

USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA's ongoing role to help people buy homes in rural areas."Owning a home helps promote stable communities and is one of the best ways…

Read More »

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Help Grow RuralBusinesses and Spur Economic Development

WASHINGTON – Rural Business Cooperative-Service Administrator Sam Rikkers today announced that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural businesses."Our small, rural businesses need…

Read More »

USDA In Case You Missed It : Growing a Healthier Future

As the economy continues to improve, USDA is looking toward the future with new ways of thinking about building a stronger next generation of Americans with a particular focus on our nation’s must vulnerable populations.In 2015, USDA launched the…

Read More »

U.S. Department of Agriculture News - February 01, 2016

USDA In Case You Missed It - #USDAResults: Chapter 1 - Celebrating Americas Farmers and RanchersLast week, USDA joined five other federal agencies to announce the selection of 27 communities in 22 states that will participate in Local Foods, Local…

Read More »

USDA In Case You Missed It - A #HighFive for Farmers

“I’m used to hard work; I served in the Infantry – but agriculture is a different kind of hard work.” — Ivory Smith , founder of SmithPonics This week’s farmer feature is Ivory Smith, founder of SmithPonics in Poplarville, Mississippi.…

Read More »

U.S. Department of Agriculture News - November 2, 2015

On the USDA BlogHarvesting Clean Energy in MontanaIf properly leveraged with other programs, both private and public, and investment from the private sector – the funding made available by Congress could conceivably have a billion-dollar impact on…

Read More »

USDA Announces Lanon Baccam as Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services and Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison

WASHINGTON--- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Lanon Baccam as the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, overseeing the Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency,…

Read More »

USDA Invests in New Market Opportunities in Local and Regional Food Systems

Over the course of the Administration, USDA has created new economic opportunities in the growing market for local and regional foods for new and established farmers, ranchers and small food business entrepreneurs. Through investments at the farm…

Read More »

USDA Announces Funding to Aid Rural Businesses and Create Jobs

WASHINGTON--- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $12.5 million in loans and grants for 39 projects that will help rural businesses in 21 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico."Supporting small, rural businesses helps create jobs…

Read More »

USDA In Case You Missed It - Preserving and Restoring Our Water, Soil and Lands

Throughout the month of September we are focused on the ways USDA is implementing smart policies that work to preserve our land, water, soil and natural resources and help ensure the long-term health of critical ecosystems and the countless species…

Read More »

USDA Broadens Crop Insurance Options For Fruit And Nut Producers

WASHINGTON, - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield…

Read More »

USDA Announces Early Release of Commodity Tables for USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2024

Washington, DC - On Dec. 18, 2014, at 11:00am EST, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2024 report. USDA will post online tables containing long-term supply, use,…

Read More »

USDA and Partners Complete First-of-Its-Kind Sale of Carbon Credits from Working Ranch Grasslands

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 17, 2014 said a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working…

Read More »

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program

Congressionally Mandated Payment Reductions to Take Effect at Beginning of New Fiscal YearRanchers Applying for LFP Support Who Have Scheduled Appointments by Sept. 30th Will not be ImpactedWashington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)…

Read More »

Food Bank Competition Enters Final Week

Winner Signs Up Most U.S. Food Waste Challenge PartnersWashington, DC - A friendly competition among the nation's food banks to sign up the most donors in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is drawing to a close, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

Read More »

USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

2014 Farm Bill Measure Strengthens and Expands Insurance Coverage Options for Farm Operations Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced continued progress in implementing provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill that will…

Read More »

Hong Kong Market Reopens for U.S. Beef

U.S. to Benefit from Expanded Export Opportunities Washington, DC -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the United States and Hong Kong have agreed on new terms and conditions that pave the way for expanded exports of U.S. beef and…

Read More »

USDA Announces Funding, Issues Federal Order to Combat PEDv

Washington, DC - In response to the significant impact porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) are having on U.S. pork producers, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced $26.2 million in…

Read More »

Yearly Survey Shows Better Results for Pollinators, but Losses Remain Significant

USDA Announces Fall Summit on Bee Nutrition and Forage; Launches "Bee Watch" Website to Broadcast Bee Activity and Increase Public Awareness of the Role of Pollinators in Crop ProductionWashington, DC - A yearly survey of beekeepers, released today,…

Read More »

USDA Announces Funding to Spur Local and Regional Economic Growth in America's Rural Communities

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of funding to promote long-term economic growth and community vitality in rural areas. With the announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites…

Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill

Farm Loan Program Modifications Create Flexibility for New and Existing Farmers and Ranchers AlikeWashington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet…

Read More »

USDA Announces Growth of U.S. Organic Industry and Additional USDA Support Available with New Farm Bill

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new figures today that show the organic industry continues to grow domestically and globally, with over 25,000 certified organic operations in more than 120 different countries…

Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees,…

Read More »

USDA to Release New Long Term Agricultural Projections

Washington, DC - The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release new 10-year agricultural projections on Feb. 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. EST. USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2023 will be posted to the Office of the Chief Economist's (OCE)…

Read More »

USDA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Value-Added Producer Grants

Grants extend production season and income opportunities for America's FarmersWashington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Nov. 25, 2013 announced the availability of nearly $10.5 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grants to…

Read More »

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Improve Farm and Rural Business Energy Efficiency

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 424 projects across the nation that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy…

Read More »

USDA Announces Export Promotion Allocations for Fiscal Year 2013

Washington, DC -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded fiscal year 2013 funding to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand…

Read More »

USDA Offers Housing Assistance to Rural East Coast Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Washington, DC -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a comprehensive effort to help USDA-financed homeowners in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.“USDA, working with FEMA and other partners, is dedicated to helping homeowners…

Read More »