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Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
USDA’s Rural Development undersecretary faced numerous complaints from rural U.S. Senators about complicated grant applications, office staffing, and broadband grant duplication at a recent Farm Bill hearing.  Xochitl Torres Small defended her agency’s handling of its many functions, calling most criticisms the result of having to balance costs and fairness.  But she did agree t...
Darigold Focused On Growth, Modernization With Facility Upgrades
Darigold Focused On Growth, Modernization With Facility Upgrades
Joe Coote, said Darigold is renewing its commitment to expand and modernize production, allowing for an expansion of products on the global stage.  The CEO of the Seattle-based diary co-op says thanks to not only their recent groundbreaking in the Tri-Cities, WA area, but expansion of facilities in Lynden and Sunnyside WA, as well as Boise, ID, the company is able to focus more on value added prod
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Increase Trade Programs
On Thursday, a host of lawmakers, including Washington’s Dan Newhouse and Kim Schrier introduced legislation that looks to boost trade and support American farmers.  The Supporting Market Access to Reinvigorate Trade (SMART) Act of 2022, would increase funding to several trade focused programs at USDA, including the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMDP).     Oth

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