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USDA Farm Bill Implementation Progress Update

26 Jun 2019
(Washington, D.C., June 26, 2019) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced an update on the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20, 2018, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementing key programs. In addition, USDA held several liste...

USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 29 States

26 Jun 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA., June 26, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $192 million in 71 projects located across 29 states to improve rural water infrastructure (PDF, 201 KB).

USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit 631,000 Rural Americans

24 Jun 2019
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has more than $2 billion still available this year to invest in community facilities and infrastructure projects in rural areas. Baxley also released the names of 40 rural communities that ar...

USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for Arkansas Disaster Areas

21 Jun 2019
WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Arkansas residents recovering from recent major flooding in 12 counties could be eligible for a helping hand from USDA’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) announced today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Households who are not normally eligible under regular SNAP rules may qualify for D-S...

Signing Ceremony Sets Terms of NBAF Transfer from Homeland Security to USDA

20 Jun 2019
(Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019) – Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today signed a Memorandum of Agreement (PDF, 3.1 MB) that formally outlines how the departments will transfer ownership and operational responsibility for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) from D...
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