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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces Funding for Research to Benefit Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Latest News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 — Today, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of $400,000 in funding to establish the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy Research Center.
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USDA Announces Selection of Advisory Committee Members to Help Guide Management of Public Forests and Grasslands

USDA Latest News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 12, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 21 new members to the Planning Rule Federal Advisory Committee (FACA), which provides guidance and recommendations on management of America’s national forests on Planning Rule implementation of the 2012 Planning Rule.
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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Retirement of Juan M. Garcia

USDA Latest News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the retirement of USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia:
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USDA Partners with States, Tribes to Improve Public Access on Private Lands

USDA Latest News - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00pm
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that the Department of Agriculture will partner with nine State agencies and with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Nation to increase recreational and economic opportunities on private lands. Funding is provided through USDA’s Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
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