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USDA Announces Funding for Rural Broadband and Telecommunications Infrastructure

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $190.5 million in grants and loans to make broadband and other advanced communications infrastructure improvements in rural areas.

USDA to Launch New Farm Bill Program to Help Provide Relief to Farmers Affected by Severe Weather

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the implementation of a new Farm Bill initiative that will provide relief to farmers affected by severe weather, including drought.

USDA Invests in Small and Emerging Rural Businesses and Rural Transportation

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $4.9 million in 50 projects across the country to support small and emerging rural businesses and rural transportation projects.

USDA Awards $18 Million in Small Business Research Grants Supporting Agricultural Research and Development

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2014 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $18 million in grants to small businesses for high quality, advanced research and development that will lead to technological innovations and solutions for American agriculture.

USDA Awards Funding for Regional Centers of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded $4 million in grants to establish four regional centers of excellence for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention, as well as a coordinating center, which will develop and test innovative nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for underserved, low-income families.

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $1.4 billion in USDA loan guarantees to improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities in 21 states.

Iowa Leads USDA’s List of Top 100 Ag Co-ops

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:00pm

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 16, 2014 – Iowa is home to more top 100 agricultural cooperatives than any other state, according to recently released USDA data. The number of top 100 co-ops in Iowa, 16, is up from 11 a decade ago.

USDA Announces Measures to Help Farmers Diversify Weed Control Efforts

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 9:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced several steps that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to address the increase of herbicide resistant weeds in U.S. agricultural systems.

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