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Vilsack Announces Funding to Increase Meat Processing Capacity
Vilsack Announces Funding to Increase Meat Processing Capacity
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a $73 million investment through the first round of the Meat and Poultry Processing Expansion Program.  According to the USDA, the funding supports 21 grant projects to expand meat and poultry processing capacity, increasing competition, supporting producer income, and strengthening the food supply chain to lower costs.   ...
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
Lawmakers Seek Answers Regarding Climate Smart Commodities
The Congressional Western Caucus wants information regarding oversight of the Climate-Smart Commodities pilot program.  In a letter this week to the Biden administration, led by central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, as well as Maryland’s Andy Harris, the caucus outlined concerns regarding the program, which was created with no direction from Congress.  The lawmakers want ...
Vilsack: High Speed Internet Access Allows Rural US To Succeed
Vilsack: High Speed Internet Access Allows Rural US To Succeed
In the 1930’s the federal government brought electric power to all of rural America today the mission is to bring high speed Internet access to everybody in rural areas.   “It's one of the many ways we're ensuring that folks no matter where they live have a shot at success by having access to high-speed Internet,” said Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack last week after announcing additional funding
USDA Providing $759 Million to Improve Rural Broadband Access
USDA Providing $759 Million to Improve Rural Broadband Access
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency is providing $759 million to improve internet access for people living and working in 24 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Palau.  The investments include funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provides $65 billion to help expand reliable, affordable, high-speed internet access to communities across the United States.   “...

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