USDA Rural Development Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program

USDA Announces Opening Date for Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program Applications Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA Rural Development will begin accepting the first round of applications for the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23, 2019, through reconnect.usda.gov. In March 2018, Congress provided $600 million …

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Perseverance of a Lifelong Cattlewoman

Tammy Higgins worked with USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service to strengthen her operation. Trouble viewing this email? View it as a webpage. #FridaysOnTheFarm: Perseverance of a Lifelong Cattlewoman Meet Tammy Higgins, a cow/calf operator in Okemah, Oklahoma, who has met cattle market, drought, and financing obstacles head-on and come out on …

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Check out our new biodiversity video and new directory listings

Ask us anything about food labels March 2019 Enjoy and share our AGW biodiversity video Agriculture + Biodiversity = A Greener World! Not sure what that means? Give us 57 seconds and we’ll give you 14 examples of exactly what biodiversity looks like. Every single AGW-certified farm we surveyed is using practices to restore, renew …

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USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands

USDA Offers Conservation Assistance to Landowners to Protect Wetlands, Agricultural Lands and Grasslands NRCS plans to invest $450 million this year in conservation easements through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). This program helps private landowners, tribes, land trusts and other groups wanting to restore and protect critical wetlands and protect agricultural lands and grasslands. …

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The New Kids on the Block: Disease-Resistant Cucurbits

+ We're hiring a Lomax Farm Coordinator Add us to your address book View this email in your browser Dear Nahid, As the spring ephemerals surge and the returning foliage reminds most of us why we adore shades beyond brown, gray, and beige, farmers already have one boot in spring—planting and harvesting hearty roots and …

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USDA Investments in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

USDA is investing $116 million to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure View as a webpage Press Release USDA Announces Investments in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in 23 States that will Benefit 171,000 Rural Residents Contact: Weldon Freeman (202) 690-1384 Jay Fletcher (202) 690-0498 WASHINGTON, March 26, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary …

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