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  1. Beat Foodborne Illness this Super Bowl

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2017 — As excitement for this year's Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from...
  2. USDA Reminds Individuals and Small Businesses in Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi that USDA Offers Disaster Assistance Programs to Help

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses that could potentially be affected by the recent storms that USDA has several programs that provide assistance before, during and after disasters. USDA staff in the...
  3. USDA Invests $2.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Eastern Nevada

    MONTELLO, Nev., Feb. 25, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nevada State Director Philip Cowee announced USDA has invested $2.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 273 households, seven...
  4. USDA Invests $9.1 Million in Broadband for Rural South Carolina Communities

    COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 25, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Carolina State Director Debbie Turbeville announced USDA has invested $9.1 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for 6,251 homes in rural...
  5. Secretary Perdue Announces New FSIS Leadership

    (Washington, D.C, February 25, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming the role following...
  6. USDA Expands Market for U.S. Wheat: Adds Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to List of States that Can Export Wheat to Kenya

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that, effective immediately, U.S. wheat may now be shipped to Kenya regardless of state of origin or port of export. This important step will allow U.S. wheat from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington to be added to...
  7. USDA and USTR Announce Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and...
  8. USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Beaverhead County

    WISDOM, Mont., Feb. 24, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Charles Robison joined Rep. Greg Gianforte to announce USDA has invested $3.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for...
  9. USDA Invests $5 Million in Broadband for Rural Georgia Communities

    CLAXTON, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $5 million investment in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,221 rural households, 32 pre-subscribed businesses and 20 pre-subscribed farms in...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

    (Washington, D.C, February 20, 2020) – U.S. Click here to read the full story.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
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