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USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

USDA Helps Rural Businesses Create Jobs and Increase Economic Opportunities

PINE RIDGE, S.D.,  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today awarded nearly $20 million through 385 grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural small businesses. “These grants will strengthen the economic fabric of our rural small towns and communities by providing capital to small and emerging businesses,” Vilsack said Read more
USDA Announces $29 Million to Provide Housing for Farmworkers

USDA Announces $29 Million to Provide Housing for Farmworkers

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA is investing $29 million to provide affordable housing for farm laborers and their families. “Housing is often the first step on the road to more economic prosperity for farmworker families,” Vilsack said. “These loans and grants will significantly improve the lives Read more
Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

Federal Government Announces $59 Million in Loans and Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity, Microenterprise Development

PIKEVILLE, KY.– USDA Rural Development Acting Under Secretary Doug O’Brien today announced the selection of 85 utilities and development organizations for loans and grants to support rural business activities that will boost economic growth in rural communities. “These USDA investments capitalize rural small businesses, which allows Read more
Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

Livestock Producers Urged to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging producers who have suffered eligible disaster-related losses to act to secure assistance by Sept. 30, 2014, as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers who have not acted before that date. Livestock producers that have experienced grazing Read more
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USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Increase Economic Opportunity and Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Areas

WASHINGTON, DC– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications for grants that will be awarded to organizations to provide critical financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop and strengthen their capacity to carry out housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects. Read more
Program:  USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans/GRANTS

Program: USDA Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loans/GRANTS

From time to time, Government Deal Funding will highlight programs that are not well known and could benefit you or someone you know.  Keep in mind that eligibility requirements vary constantly and Congressional action may halt programs with little notice. USDA Rural Repair and Rehab Grants Purpose: The Very Low-Income Housing Repair program Read more
Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers

Historic Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that approximately $13 million in Farm Bill funding is now available for organic certification cost-share assistance, making certification more accessible than ever for small certified producers and handlers. “Consumer demand for organic products is surging across the country,” Read more
USDA Announces New Support for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

USDA Announces New Support for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

DAVIS, CA–U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden today announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Harden also unveiled www.usda.gov/newfarmers, a new website that will provide a centralized, one-stop resource where Read more