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USDA Awards Funds to Promote Development of Rural Wood to Energy Projects

USDA Latest News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of more than $2.5 million in grants to develop wood energy teams in 11 states and an additional $1.25 million for nine wood energy projects.
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USDA Announces $4.3 million Investment in Eastern Kentucky

USDA Latest News - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00pm
LONDON, Ky., July 11, 2014 – U.S. Agriculture Rural Development Administrator for Rural Housing Services and Community Facilities Tony Hernandez announced $4.3 million to expand health care services and create local jobs in eastern Kentucky. The funds will increase hospital capacity, expand health care services, and create continued economic opportunity in the region.
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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as Chief Agricultural Negotiator

USDA Latest News - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the Senate Confirmation of Darci Vetter as U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator:
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USDA Provides 12-Week Progress Update on Disaster Assistance

USDA Latest News - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided a 12-week progress report on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster assistance programs today, announcing that USDA has processed 106,000 payments to farmers in 40 states across the country who suffered livestock and grazing losses between October 2011 and passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.
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USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden to travel to China

USDA Latest News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will travel to Beijing and Guangzhou, China, July 7-12.
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U.S. Organic Industry Praises U.S.-Korea Partnership in Organic Trade

USDA Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 – Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the United States and the Republic of Korea formed a partnership that will recognize the two countries’ organic programs as equivalent for processed organic products and streamline access to each other's markets.
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USDA to Invest in Red River Basin Conservation Effort

USDA Latest News - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:00pm
MOORHEAD, Minn., July 2, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced targeted conservation funding of up to $50 million over the next five years in the Red River of the North Basin to minimize flooding, boost soil health, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat in the watershed. The Secretary and Congressman Peterson were joined by Senators Amy Klobuchar, John Hoeven, Heidi Heitkamp and Representative Kevin Cramer at a press conference in Moorhead to make the announcement.
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