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USDA Awards Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development

USDA Latest News - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of $22.5 million in loans and grants for organizations in nine states to promote rural economic development.
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USDA Announces Funding Availability for Biomass Crops for Energy

USDA Latest News - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting applications June 16 from energy facilities interested in receiving forest or agricultural residues to generate clean energy.
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Obama Administration Announces Additional Support to Help Communities Boost Local Food Economies

USDA Latest News - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:00pm
Washington, D.C., June 9, 2014 -- Today, on behalf of the White House Rural Council, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Local Food, Local Places, a federal initiative that will provide direct technical support to rural communities to help them build strong local food systems as part of their community's economic action plans.
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USDA Releases State by State Impacts of Limited Wildfire Suppression In Recent Years

USDA Latest News - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture today released information showing how limited federal firefighting budgets have impacted states over the last two fiscal years (FYs 2012 and 2013). The state-by-state report provides examples of how funding for local wildfire preparedness, forest restoration, and other activities in nearly every state across the country has been used to instead fight fires when wildfire suppression budgets did not fully cover firefighting costs.
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