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  1. USDA Invests Nearly $24 Million for Broadband in Utah’s Uintah Basin

    WHITEROCKS, Utah, Feb. 20, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited Big Run Ranches to announce a $23.6 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will build an all-fiber network...
  2. USDA and EPA Announce Continued Commitment to Support Rural Water Systems

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 20, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will help rural water systems face the challenges of aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs...
  3. Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

    (Washington, D.C, February 20, 2020) – U.S. Click here to read the full story.
  4. Secretary Perdue Joins Western Hemisphere Ag Ministers for Session at Agricultural Outlook Forum

    (Washington, D.C, February 18, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will host agricultural leaders from key Western Hemisphere countries at USDA’s 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum February 20-21 in Arlington, Virginia. Click...
  5. USDA Invests $3.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Illinois Communities

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 14, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Illinois State Director Douglas Wilson announced USDA is investing $3.4 million to create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 603 rural households, 12 farms and a business in Hamilton County. This...
  6. Secretary Perdue Proclaims February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week

    (Washington, D.C., February 14, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation naming February 16-22 as Grain Bin Safety Week (PDF, 716 KB). Earlier this week, the Secretary sat down with the Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, to talk about the importance of grain...
  7. USDA Invests $9 Million in Broadband for Rural Tennessee Communities

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 13, 2020 – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $9 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 3,744 rural households, 31...
  8. USDA Names Participants in 2020 Future Leaders in Agriculture Program

    WASHINGTON, February 13, 2020 ─ The United States Department of Agriculture announced the selection of 30 university students who will attend USDA’s 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum as participants of the USDA Future Leaders in Agriculture Program. These undergraduate and graduate students will...
  9. Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

    (Washington D.C., February 10, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after President Donald J. Trump submitted his FY 2021 budget proposal to Congress: Click here to read the full story.
  10. USDA Invests $4.4 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Georgia’s Gilmer County

    ELLIJAY, Ga., Feb. 7, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Georgia State Director Joyce White announced a $4.4 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will support the construction of 90 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure in...
  11. USDA Announces Details of Risk Management Programs for Hemp Producers

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 6, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. Click here to read the full story.
  12. U.S. Ambassador Kip Tom Gives Dinner Speech at USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2020 – Ambassador Kip Tom, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, will speak at the annual dinner of USDA’s 96th Agricultural Outlook Forum, USDA’s largest annual meeting, slated for Feb. 21-22, 2019 in Arlington, Va. Ambassador Tom...
  13. USDA Casts Vision for Scientific Initiatives Through 2025

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the publication of the USDA Science Blueprint, which will serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) vision for and continued commitment to scientific research. Click here to read the full story.
  14. Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

    (Washington, D.C., February 4, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address: Click here to read the full story.
  15. USDA Invests $13.3 Million in Rural Broadband for Southeastern Oklahoma

    ANTLERS, Okla., Feb. 4, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Oklahoma State Director Dr. Lee Denney announced USDA has invested $13.3 million in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for more than 1,000...
  16. USDA Issues Third Tranche of 2019 MFP Payments

    (Washington, D.C., February 3, 2020) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the third and final tranche of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified...
  17. USDA Invests $10.3 Million in Broadband for Rural New York Communities

    PENN YAN, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for New York Richard Mayfield announced USDA has invested $10.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 2,875 rural households...
  18. USDA Invests Nearly $10 Million for Broadband in Maine’s Rural, Coastal and Island Communities

    ARROWSIC, Maine, Jan. 30, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited the Arrowsic Volunteer Fire Station to announce a $9.87 million investment in four infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural...
  19. USDA Invests $1.6 Million in Broadband for Rural Arizona Communities

    GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz., Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Arizona State Director Jack R. Smith announced USDA has invested $1.6 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,492 rural...
  20. USDA Invests $55.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Kentucky and Tennessee Communities

    COLUMBIA, Ky., Jan. 29, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $55.3 million in four, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects in rural Kentucky. These projects, part of the first round of...
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