Ban Lifted on USDA News Releases

Ban Lifted on USDA News Releases

The Hill reports the USDA has lifted the order to stop issuing photos, news releases, fact sheets, social media, etc.

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This follows reports from Reuters and The Washington Post a day earlier announcing the ban.

Acting USDA deputy administrator Michael Young told The Washington Post guidances are typical with a change in administration. He also told The Post he did not review the ARS guidance, but in his department-wide memo, press releases and statements must be routed through the office of the secretary to ensure a consistent message.