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  1. USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 13 States

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $251 million (PDF, 120 KB) to upgrade rural electric systems in 13 states. The funding includes $38.2 million to finance smart...
  2. USDA Announces $16.2 Million to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will issue $16.2 million in grants (PDF, 325 KB) to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. Click here to read he full story.
  3. USDA Invests $152 Million to Improve Broadband Service in 14 States

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects (PDF, 121 KB) to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states. Click here to read he full...
  4. President Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers as EPA, USDA Announce Agreement on Promoting Biofuels

    WASHINGTON, October 4, 2019 – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel...
  5. USDA Invests $11M In Research That Will Support Specialty Crop Farmers

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary Scott Hutchins announced today that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested $11 million in research that will support specialty crop farmers. Click here to read he full story.
  6. USDA Appoints Members to New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2019 — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 20 members to serve on the Advisory Committee for New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR). The newly appointed members serve terms of up to two years through 2021. Members newly...
  7. USDA Invests in Community Facilities Improvements for 3.3 Million Rural Americans in 23 States

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects (PDF, 189 KB) to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural...
  8. Secretary Perdue Statement on Signing of US-Japan Trade Agreement

    (Washington, D.C., September 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement: Click here to read he full story.
  9. USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $144 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 25 states (PDF, 163 KB). Click here to read he full story.
  10. Secretary Perdue Statement on Administrative Actions to Streamline H-2A Process

    (Washington, D.C., September 20, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement highlighting actions announced by the Department of Labor (DOL) which will modernize the burdensome H2A visa process. First, DOL published a common-sense rule that eliminates the...
  11. Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

    (Washington, D.C., September 19, 2019) – Today, all former U.S. Secretaries of Agriculture since President Reagan’s Administration announced support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). In a letter to Congressional leaders, former Secretaries John Block (Reagan), Mike Espy...
  12. USDA Announces Nearly $12 Million in Funding to Improve Public Facilities in 17 States, Benefiting More Than 200,000 Rural Americans

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2019 – USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce W. Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing almost $12 million in 41 community facilities projects that will benefit 214,000 Americans (PDF, 134 KB) in rural communities in 17...
  13. Secretary Perdue Swears In USDA’s Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Donald “DJ” LaVoy

    (Washington, D.C., September 17, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today administered the oath of office to swear in Donald “DJ” LaVoy to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary. Click here to read he full story.
  14. USDA Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years

    WASHINGTON, September 17, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a final rule to modernize swine slaughter inspection and bring it into the 21st century. For the first time in more than five decades, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is modernizing...
  15. Secretary Perdue Statement on Farm Safety Week

    (Washington, D.C., September 16, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Trump’s proclamation making September 15-21, 2019 National Farm Safety and Health Week. Click here to read he full story.
  16. Secretary Perdue Statement on EPA WOTUS Announcement

    (Washington, D.C., September 12, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking another step to fulfill President Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Click here to read he full...
  17. USDA to Provide $150 Million to Help Rural Communities Affected by Natural Disasters

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the...
  18. USDA and Arkansas Sign Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Health of Public and Private Lands

    (Little Rock, Arkansas, September 4, 2019) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson today to sign a shared stewardship agreement between the USDA’s Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the State of Arkansas. The Shared...
  19. USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

    WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup...
  20. USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents in the Carolinas to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2019 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices...
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