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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 to Make $550 Million in Funding Available in 2020 to Deploy High-Speed Broadband...

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the availability of a second round of $550 million in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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USDA Helps Rural Businesses Make Energy Efficiency Improvements, Adopt Renewable Energy Systems

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Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $237 million to help farmers, ag producers
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USDA Invests $62.3 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure for Alabama Families

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $62.3 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create
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USDA Provides $6 Million to Expand Broadband Infrastructure for Two Rural Oregon Counties

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director John Huffman today announced that USDA is providing $6 million to expand high-speed broadband infrastructure that will provide e-Connectivity for nearly 650 new customers
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USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for 784,000 Rural Residents and...

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects
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USDA Helps Remote Alaska Communities Offset High Energy Costs

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is providing financial assistance to six organizations in Alaska to help them offset high energy costs in some of the most
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USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 31 States

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $201 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 31 states
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USDA Invests in Community Facilities Improvements for 3.3 Million Rural Americans in 23 States

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56 projects (PDF, 189 KB) to improve community facilities and provide essential services for 3.3 million rural residents in 23 states.
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USDA Invests in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements in 25 States

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary of Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $144 million to improve rural water infrastructure in 25 states
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USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit Almost 200,000 Rural Americans

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USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $52 million in 45 community facilities projects that will benefit nearly 200,000 rural residents
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USDA Invests in Energy Efficiency Improvements to Help Farmers, Rural Businesses and Ag Producers...

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Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Bette Brand today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding grants for projects in all states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to reduce energy costs
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USDA Invests in Rural Electric Infrastructure Improvements in 10 States

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Administrator Chad Rupe today announced that USDA is investing $181 million to upgrade rural electric systems in 10 states
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USDA Has More Than $400 Million Still Available for Renewable Energy System and Energy...

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Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today encouraged farmers, rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for financing in a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
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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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