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As part of the Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program Secretary Perdue announced on April 17 that the USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute up to $3 billion of agricultural products to those in need. Learn more by clicking HERE . Learn more
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New government funding will boost the networks of eight rural Internet service providers, including five customer-owned ISPs in areas that aren't densely populated enough to attract major investments from big cable companies and telcos. On Monday, the US Department of Agriculture announced the new... Learn more
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New government funding will boost the networks of eight rural Internet service providers, including five customer-owned ISPs in areas that aren't densely populated enough to attract major investments from big cable companies and telcos. On Monday, the US Department of Agriculture announced the new... Learn more
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Farmers markets are gearing up again this summer, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food program, or KYF2, can help consumers and producers learn more about them.The program — designed to promote locally produced food — has information and advice involving farmers... Learn more
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Consumers who want to avoid genetically modified foods will benefit, according to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, from a new voluntary federal program via which companies can certify their foods are free from genetically-modified ingredients. Read more at http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/... Learn more
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The USDA Farmers Market turns 20 this year, but Friday night it plans to shake things up a bit. For the first time, the weekly seasonal event is adding a night market. The evening session will take place the third Friday of each month through October from 5 to 8 p.m. Read more at http://www... Learn more
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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC) was one of 34 organizations across the US selected for a Rural Cooperative Development grant to help rural cooperatives and small businesses expand and strengthen their capacity to serve... Learn more
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USDA-Rural Development recently named the largest 100 ag co-ops (by sales) for 2010. These co-ops reported near record revenue of $118 billion in 2010, a 4 percent increase over 2009. Net income also increased from $2.16 billion in 2009 to $2.39 billion in 2010. Leading the revenue increases were... Learn more
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