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We are planning to implement a new design to match the new interface of USDA's Web site. As per USDA - "Agency Web site redesigns will reinforce the Department's dedication to strengthening service, strengthening our brand and streamlining our stakeholder's access to vital information."

Stay tuned for upcoming site changes in 2014!
We are also working to migrate the current static Web site into Drupal, an open source content management system. We migrated the What's New section in Oct 2013 to Drupal (the look and feel is somewhat different).

We previously redesigned our Web site in 2006 to fit the USDA Web standard, which is part of a broader USDA regulation called Web Site Development and Maintenance. This initiative is designed to ensure a standard, consistent, "look and feel" for all USDA Web sites and Web-based applications, while encouraging innovation and minimizing constraints on agencies' Web-based presentations. A consistent appearance and logic to all USDA Web pages makes it easier to find information quickly and reduces confusion. This USDA Web standard is set forth in the USDA Web Style Guide, a precise document that governs layout, appearance, accessibility, and usability guidelines, among other things.

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