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USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Derecho

12 Aug 2020
WASHINGTON, August 12, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of assistance for agricultural producers in the Midwest affected by the recent severe weather to help eligible farmers and ranchers reestablish their operations.

USDA Announces More Eligible Commodities for CFAP

11 Aug 2020
(Washington, D.C., Aug. 11, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that additional commodities are covered by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) in response to public comments and data. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline to apply for the program to September 11th...

Trump Administration Invests More Than $29 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Oklahoma

6 Aug 2020
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $29 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Oklahoma. This investment is part of the $100 million in grant funding made available for the ReConnect Pilot Program t...

USDA Extends Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19

5 Aug 2020
(Washington, D.C., August 5, 2020) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the resulting interest accrual and allow other flexibilities to help farmers, ranchers, and insuran...

Trump Administration Invests $462 Million to Modernize Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in Rural Communities

3 Aug 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 3, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $462 million to modernize critical drinking water (PDF, 367 KB) and wastewater infrastructure across rural America.
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