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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 Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 29 States

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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
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USDA Celebrates National Homeownership Month

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural areas.
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USDA Announces Loans to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Upgrade Energy Efficiency

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric systems in 17 states
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USDA Appoints Rural Housing Service Administrator

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced the appointment of Bruce Lammers as the Administrator of Rural Development’s Rural Housing Service. “Public-private partnerships are essential to increasing access to capital and building
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USDA Invests in Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 20 States

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing in 40 projects in 20 states to improve rural water infrastructure. “These investments will have a far-reaching, positive impact on rural residents
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USDA Opens Application Portal for New ReConnect Rural Broadband Infrastructure Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting online applications for funding through the new ReConnect
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USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure and Smart Grid Improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy costs
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USDA Announces Investments in Rural Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 300,000 Americans

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $91 million to build or improve community
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USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Finance Smart Grid Technologies

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $122 million to expand and upgrade rural electric systems
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USDA and HHS Partner to Create Recovery Housing in Rural Communities

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary
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USDA Highlights Key Accomplishments in 2018 That Are Building Rural Prosperity

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today highlighted accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) during 2018 that assisted rural communities in building prosperity and contributing to America’s growing economy.
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USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 46 States

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.2 billion (PDF, 509 KB) to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure for 936,000 rural Americans living in 46 states.
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USDA Partners with Communities to Bring High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure to Rural Areas

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing in infrastructure projects in a dozen states (PDF, 132 KB) to improve e-Connectivity in rural communities.
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USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Increase Grid Resilience

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states.
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USDA Partners to Improve Community Infrastructure for 1.1 Million Rural Americans

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $181 million in 88 projects (PDF, 173 KB) that will build community infrastructure and facilities in 27 states.
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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13...

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $398.5 million (PDF, 105 KB) to improve rural electric service in 13 states.
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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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Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. While moving home can be a whirlwind, with a good understanding of the process and what documents you need to be completed by what stage of the moving process, you can rest assured that your move will go to plan. In order to make buying your first home easier for you, we've put together some of our top tips.