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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00am
WASHINGTON, Aug., 13, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carryout housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects.
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Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden Announces Funding for Research to Benefit Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00am
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

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:00am
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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