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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture says With Record Low Unemployment, USDA Finalizes Rule to Promote Work

    U.S. Department of Agriculture says With Record Low Unemployment, USDA Finalizes Rule to Promote Work | site |



    (December 6, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C., December 6, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released the following statement regarding the latest jobs report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The jobs report shows the economy added 266,000 new jobs in
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests 62.3 Million Dollars in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families | site |



    (December 5, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: HAMILTON, Ala., Dec. 5, 2019 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP - - - A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life

    U.S. Department of Agriculture says USDA Restores Original Intent of SNAP: A Second Chance, Not A Way of Life | site |




    With record low unemployment, USDA finalizes rule to promote work


    (December 4, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: (Washington, D.C., December 4, 2019) – At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced a final rul
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  • USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and Businesses in 42 States| site |


    Projects will Improve Water Pressure, Address Public Health and Environmental Issues

    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “D...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces 1890 National Scholars Program Funding Opportunity| site |


    (October 29, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the opening of the 2020 scholarship application cycle for the USDA/1890 National Scholars Program. The program aims to increase the number of students studying agriculture, food, natural resource sc...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States | site |


    Investments will Benefit 168,000 People in Rural Communities


    (September 23, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    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
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Modernizes Swine Slaughter Inspection for the First Time in Over 50 Years| site |


    (September 17, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: 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 Inspect...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters| site |


    Signup Begins Sept. 11 for More Than $3 Billion in Aid


    (September 9, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: 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...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Newly Appointed Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Leadership

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Newly Appointed Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Leadership | site |



    (August 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: (Washington, D.C., August 19, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has sworn in Brandon Lipps as Deputy Under Secretary of the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services (FNCS) and Pam Miller as the Administrator of the Food and Nutriti...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Using Flexibility to Assist Farmers, Ranchers in Flooded Areas| site |


    (August 15, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: WASHINGTON, D.C., August 15, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will defer accrual of interest for all agricultural producers’ spring 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help the wide swath of farmers and...
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  • Perdue Statement on Meeting with Guatemalan Ministers

    Perdue Statement on Meeting with Guatemalan Ministers

    Perdue Statement on Meeting with Guatemalan Ministers| site |


    (August 14, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Depatment of Agriculture (USDA) published the following information: (Washington, D.C., August 14, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today met with a host of Ministers from Guatemala to discuss implementation of the recently signed agreement between the United States and Guatemala to improve H-2A visa program operations. Following the meeting, Secretary Perdue issu...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Names Members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Names Members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board


    Washington, DC - - (November 14, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of sixteen members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021.

    Members appointed are:
    • Mr. Dalton Willis Borders,
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Dept. of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A Visa Program

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Dept. of Labor Rulemaking on H-2A Visa Program





    Washington, DC - - (November 8, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised proposed rulemaking by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which could help farmers advertise job openings to domestic workers as required under the H-2A visa program. The DOL rulemaking would require...
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  • Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding EPA Decision on Dicamba

    Statement of Secretary Perdue Regarding EPA Decision on Dicamba

    Statement of U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Regarding U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Decision on Dicamba


    Washington, DC - - (November 1, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to extend the registration of dicamba for two years. The extension is for “over-the-top” use to control...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2028

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2028



    Washington, DC - - (October 29, 2018) - - On November 2, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. EDT, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release selected tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report. USDA will post online tables containing long-term supply,...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture says Assistance is Available through NRCS for Ag Land Damaged by Hurricane Michael

    U.S. Department of Agriculture says Assistance is Available through NRCS for Ag Land Damaged by Hurricane Michael



    Gainesville, FL - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael are encouraged to sign up for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (E...
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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence

    U. S. Department of Agriculture Assistance Available to Restore Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Florence


    Assistance Request Deadline is Dec. 5, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (October 26, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina is accepting requests for assistance to help communities implement critical emergency measures...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Issues Statement on Department of Justice Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Issues Statement on Department of Justice Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling



    Washington, DC - - (September 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today praised the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision to request a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. DOJ has asked for a panel rehearing and a rehearing en...
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  • What They are Saying - - - Ag Community Support for President Donald J. Trump's Successful Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada

    What They are Saying: Ag Community Support for President Donald J. Trump's Successful Trade Negotiations with Mexico and Canada




    (October 3, 2018) - - Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information:

    Government Officials:

    Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig: “This is the welcome news our farmers need as they bring in this year’s harvest
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture to Realign The Economic Research Service with Chief Economist, Relocate ERS and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Outside DC

    U.S. Department of Agriculture to Realign The Economic Research Service with Chief Economist, Relocate ERS and National Institute of Food and Agriculture Outside DC






    Washington, DC - - (August 9, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published the following information: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Sonny Perdue today announced further reorganization of the U.S....
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  • U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco

    U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco

    U.S. Poultry Gains New Market Access in Morocco




    Washington, DC - - (August 7, 2018) - - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Morocco has agreed to allow commercial imports of U.S. poultry meat and products into Morocco for the first time. “The Trump Administration continues to prioritize the opening...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests 97 Million Dollars in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States




    Projects Will Provide High-Speed Communications Technology to Support Economic and Educational Opportunities


    Washington, DC - - (August 1, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Assists Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation





    Washington, DC - - (July 24, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term...
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  • Secretary Perdue Announces New Budget Director at U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Secretary Perdue Announces New Budget Director at U.S. Department of Agriculture



    Washington, DC - - (June 19, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the selection of Erica Navarro to serve as Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). OBPA administers the Department's budgetary functions and also develops...
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  • USDA Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Extends Application Deadline for Dairy Margin Protection Program to June 22



    Re-enrollment Continues Through June 22, Dairy producers urged to act now


    Washington, DC - - (June 12, 2018) - - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the re-enrollment deadline for the Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy will be extended until June 22,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Site - - Farmers Dot Gov - - Receives 10 Million Dollars in Funding for Development

    USDA’s Farmers.gov Receives $10 Million in Funding for Development




    Washington, DC - - (June 7, 2018) - - Today, the Technology Modernization Fund Board (Board) awarded funding to support the development of USDA’s Farmers.gov customer experience portal, which helps better connect America’s farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and private foresters with vital USDA resources and programs. The...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands



    Department is Partnering with Native Community Development Financial Institutions



    Washington, DC - - (May 31, 2018) - - Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot
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  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says Trump Administration Stands Behind Ag Producers






    Secretary Sonny Perdue: “My message to rural America is always the same: President Trump hears you and is working to make your life better.”



    (May 20, 2018) - - In an Op-Ed published in the Omaha World-Herald, U.S. Secretary of Education Sonny Perdue reaffirms
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Applauds Red Tape Reduction for Farmers




    Washington, DC - - (May 17, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded the removal of a burdensome regulation that has long plagued family farms. The rule requiring producers to obtain Data Universal Number System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM) numbers to participate in U.S. Department...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Appoints New Members to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Appoints New Members to National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods



    Washington, DC - - (May 14, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 18 new members and 12 returning members to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). “Food safety and ensuring public heal...
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  • Secretary Sonny Perdue Commemorates First Year at U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Secretary Sonny Perdue Commemorates First Year at U.S. Department of Agriculture




    Washington, DC - - (April 25, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue commemorated his first year at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today by releasing a new interactive website and USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue: Year One video . In his first year, Secretary Perdue and the USDA team made breakthroughs...
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  • U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement Regarding Chinese Duties on U.S. Sorghum

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement Regarding Chinese Duties on U.S. Sorghum



    Washington, DC - - (April 18, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding China’s announcement of duties of almost 179 percent on U.S. sorghum imports: “The international grain market is about the freest market there is, and it is ludicrous to even mentio...
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  • Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of 2018 Farm Bill

    Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of 2018 Farm Bill

    Agriculture Secretary Perdue Statement on Release of 2018 Farm Bill





    Washington, DC - - (April 12, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement on the release of the 2018 Farm Bill: “I applaud Chairman Conaway and the House Agriculture Committee for their diligence and hard work in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill. The trend of low commodity p...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Promotes Economic Independence

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Perdue issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Reducing Poverty Promotes Economic Independence




    Washington, DC - - (April 10, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order (EO), titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” which...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs


    April 4, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 29, 2018) - - As part of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s strategic goal of ensuring that our programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an
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  • Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation

    Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation

    Secretary Perdue Issues USDA Statement on Plant Breeding Innovation



    March 29, 2018


    Washington, DC - - (March 28, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued a statement providing clarification on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques which include techniques called genome editing. U
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump Directive

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Authorizes Emergency Grazing in Response to President Trump’s Directive



    Washington, DC - - (April 4, 2017) - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), acting in response to a directive from President Donald J. Trump, today authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands located in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas – the three states which were most heavily impacted by ongoing wildfires which began on March 6, 2017.
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts


    USDA’s Largest Conservation Program Helps Producers Improve Health, Productivity of Working Lands




    Washington, DC - - (March 30, 2017) - - Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young today announced that a contract renewal sign-up is underway for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest working lands conservation
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  • Statement from Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young on National Agriculture Day

    Statement from Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young on National Agriculture Day




    Washington, DC - - (March 21, 2017) - - Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Michael L. Young today released the following statement: "Today is National Agriculture Day, set aside to pay tribute to the farmers and ranchers of our nation. The work of American producers and growers ensures consumers in our country have plenty of safe food and a wide variety at a cost l
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States


    Projects are being financed in Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas





    Washington, DC - - (February 28, 2017) - - Rural Development Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is making loans to electric cooperatives that will help continue to deliver
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma




    February 28, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 27, 2017) - - Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.

    "These loans will help bring high-speed internet service to rural communities
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  • U. S. Department of Agriculture Invests 103 Million Dollars to Protect Lives and Property After Natural Disasters

    U. S. Department of Agriculture Invests $103 Million to Protect Lives, Property After Natural Disasters




    February 27, 2017



    Washington, DC - - (February 22, 2017) - - Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young today announced U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in fiscal year 2017 for disaster recovery efforts to help state, local and tribal units of government protect lives and property in disaster-affected
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  • Acting Secretary of Agriculture Visits Workers Impacted By Louisiana Tornado and Tours Storm Damage

    Acting Secretary of Agriculture Visits Workers Impacted By Louisiana Tornado and Tours Storm Damage







    February 16, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 15, 2017) - - Acting Agriculture Deputy Secretary Mike Young visited the displaced workers of the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) National Finance Center (NFC) Monday after an EF-3 tornado hit the New Orleans-based NFC building last week, causing severe damage.
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