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The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA) is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.

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Weldon Freeman
Phone: (202) 690-1384

U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

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USDA Partners to Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure for More than 442,000 Rural Americans...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $392 million (PDF, 238 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water and wastewater infrastructure in 42 states.
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USDA Launches Webpage Highlighting Resources to Help Rural Communities Bridge the Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a new webpage featuring information about the importance of rural e-Connectivity and the ways the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing to help deploy high-speed broadband infrastructure in rural America.
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USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett visited the state today to announce that USDA is investing more than $124 million (PDF, 155.4 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in 23 states. Five projects in Louisiana are receiving funding.
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USDA Invests $345.5 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure to Improve Service for More Than...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $345.5 million in 20 infrastructure projects (PDF, 121 KB) to improve rural electric service
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USDA Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects (PDF, 104 KB) to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states.
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USDA Encourages Rural Communities, Water Districts to Apply for Loans to Improve, Rebuild Infrastructure;...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced a historic commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to upgrade and rebuild rural water infrastructure.
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USDA Invests in Rural Community Facilities in 22 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $17.4 million in 41 projects (PDF, 154 KB) that will provide essential services for rural communities in 22 states.
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USDA Partners to Improve Rural Water Infrastructure for Nearly 250,000 People in 103 Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $267 million in 103 infrastructure projects (PDF, 298 KB) to upgrade water and wastewater systems in rural communities.
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USDA Enhances the Quality of Life in Rural Areas by Building or Improving Essential...

District of Columbia, June 27, 2018 — Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $237 million in119 rural community service facilities in 29 states.
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USDA Announces Pilot Program to Increase Homeownership Opportunities on Native Lands

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is launching a pilot program to increase homeownership opportunities on Tribal lands
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USDA Invests $276 Million in Rural Electric Infrastructure

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $276 million in rural electric infrastructure (PDF, 60 KB) to improve system efficiency and reliability. This announcement comes the day before Secretary Perdue is set to testify alongside Secretaries Wilbur Ross, Alexander Acosta, Elaine Chao and Rick Perry at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing focused on rebuilding American infrastructure.
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USDA Highlights $40 Million in Infrastructure Investments in Rural Communities

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today highlighted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in Fiscal Year 2017 that will help construct or improve infrastructure and boost economic growth in rural communities.
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USDA Helps Rural Communities Restore Water Systems Damaged by Disasters

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the award of two grants to help rural water and sewer utilities recover from recent and future natural disasters. “USDA is a strong partner in the long-term recovery of rural communities after a season of devastating hurricanes,” Perdue said.
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USDA Invests in Broadband Infrastructure in Unserved and Underserved Rural Areas

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities.
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USDA Helps Expand Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Four States

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is awarding four loans to help provide broadband service in rural portions of California, Illinois, Iowa and Texas.
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USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today kicked off National Homeownership Month to celebrate the vital contribution homeowners have made to communities across rural America.
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USDA Seeks Applications for Community Development Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is inviting applications for grants to support economic development in rural communities. “These grants will support partnerships between community development groups and rural communities to develop essential facilities and create jobs and business opportunities,” USDA Rural Development Acting Deputy Undersecretary Roger Glendenning said
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USDA Awards Loans to Build and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure

Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is providing more than a quarter billion dollars in loans for rural electric infrastructure improvements
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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Support the Development of Rural Community Facilities

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that USDA is seeking applications for technical assistance and training grants in the Community Facilities program.
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USDA Awards First Loans in the Rural Energy Savings Program

Acting Deputy Under Secretary Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is providing zero-interest loans to two rural energy providers to help business and residential customers lower energy use and costs

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National Broker Portal Names New Board Member, Chair

The Board of Managers of the National Broker Portal, a joint venture between Broker Public Portal (BPP) and Homesnap, today announced Daniel J. Riley, Esq., of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, has joined its Board and become its Chairman. Riley is Executive Vice President of Administration at Howard Hanna, ranked as the third largest real estate firm in the U.S. by REAL Trends

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Affordable Housing Developers Welcome Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Joe Buscaino

Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), will celebrate the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.