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USDA Announces Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements. These efforts help farmers, ranchers and other small business owners save money on their energy bills, reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, support America’s clean energy economy, and cut carbon pollution.
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USDA: Slow Snowpack Development for Much of the West

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2015 - An unusually warm, dry January slowed snowpack accumulation in much of the West, according to data from the second 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture's National Water and Climate Center (NWCC). California, Arizona and New Mexico, as well as parts of Colorado, Utah, Oregon and Nevada, remain in prolonged drought.
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Vilsack Announces $30 Million to Fight Citrus Disease

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding today for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, a devastating citrus disease that threatens U.S. citrus production.
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USDA Announces Funding to Support Research, Education, and Extension at 1890 Land-Grant Universities

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 1:00am
Prairie View, Texas, Feb. 9, 2015 – USDA's Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard today announced the availability of more than $18 million to strengthen the research, teaching and extension capabilities at 19 historically black land-grant colleges and universities in an effort to recruit and train students for careers in agriculture.
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USDA Announces Over $9 Million to Support Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:00am
Albany, GA, February 6, 2015 – Today, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced over $9 million in grant funds will soon be available for outreach and technical assistance to minority and veteran farmers and ranchers.
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Study Says USDA Effort Benefits Birds after 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 1:00am
YAZOO CITY, Miss., Feb. 6, 2015 – A newly released study says the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) effort to create habitat on private lands for migratory birds following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has provided significant benefits to ducks, geese and other birds.
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USDA Announces the Availability of $16 Million to Support Food Production

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of more than $16 million in funding to support research, education and Extension efforts to improve food production and increase food security, defined as regular access to affordable, nutritious food.
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USDA's February 10, 2015, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report to Incorporate Changes to Rice Table

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015 - The Feb. 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, which will be released at 12 noon ET, will include two new rice prices in the "Medium & Short-grain" rice section of the table on page 14.
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USDA to Release New Long-Term Agricultural Projections

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2015--The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release its 10-year agricultural projections on Feb. 11, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. EST. USDA's Agricultural Projections to 2024 will be posted to the Office of the Chief Economist's (OCE) website at www.usda.gov/oce and available in MS Word and PDF formats.
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Statement from Secretary Vilsack on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00am
WASHINGTON, February 2, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget:
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USDA Invests $18 Million to Train Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 1:00am
New Orleans, LA - Feb. 2, 2015 - Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers.
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