USDA Latest News

Syndicate content U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Updated: 6 hours 1 min ago

USDA to Invest $45 Million to Improve Water Quality in Lake Champlain

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:00pm
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, Aug. 28, 2014-– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to $45 million will be provided to protect and improve soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont over the next five years.
Categories: USDA

Interior, USDA Partnership Protects and Restores Important Central Arizona Watershed

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:00pm
PAYSON, Arizona, Aug. 27, 2014 – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona. The agreement is a pilot project of the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership, aimed at reducing the risks of costly wildfires and their impact on western watersheds as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Categories: USDA