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USDA Announces Additional Support for Citrus Growers Impacted by HLB

USDA Latest News - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made new financial assistance available to eligible Florida citrus growers for the removal of trees afflicted with Huanglongbing (HLB, also known as citrus greening) and for replanting groves with new healthy stock. The support comes through USDA's Tree Assistance Program.
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Secretary Vilsack Highlights Innovative Conservation Efforts during Midwest Farm Visit

USDA Latest News - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 11:00pm
MOLINE, Ill., Sept. 15, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation. The Secretary made the announcement while visiting a farm in Illinois.
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USDA Announces Investments to Increase Economic Activity in Rural Areas and on Native Lands

USDA Latest News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:00pm
BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses and development organizations to spur economic growth in rural areas and in Tribal communities.
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USDA Announces Major Investments to Modernize Service, Improve the Reliability of Rural Electric Systems

USDA Latest News - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing more than $518 million in rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states. This funding is part of nearly $50 billion that USDA has invested in infrastructure improvements since 2009.
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Secretary Vilsack Appoints Members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching

USDA Latest News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014--Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the re-appointment of eight members and the appointment of three new members to the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching.
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USDA Provides $328 Million to Conserve Wetlands and Farmland, Boost Economy

USDA Latest News - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $328 million in conservation funding is being invested to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The USDA initiative will benefit wildlife and promote outdoor recreation and related sectors of the economy.
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