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New USDA Resources to Promote Reduction of Food Loss and Waste

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste during the July Fourth holiday and beyond. According to USDA research, the average family of four wastes nearly $1,500 worth of food each year. And the food that goes in the…

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USDA, FCC, and NTIA Announce Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Broadband Funding Deployment

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Broadband Integrity Coordination Act Prompted Agency Leaders to Improve Information Sharing to Best Deploy Federal Broadband Funds WASHINGTON, June 25, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced an interagency agreement (PDF, 274 KB) to share information about and coordinate…

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Moratorium of Residential Evictions in USDA Multifamily Housing Communities in Accordance with CDC Guidance

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 — Today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended through July 31, 2021, the moratorium on evictions of the hundreds-of-thousands of Americans who live in multifamily housing communities supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “The United States is recovering from a nationwide housing affordability crisis brought on…

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Foreclosure Moratorium to Provide Relief to Homeowners

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture today extended through July 31, 2021, the moratorium on foreclosures from properties financed by USDA Single-Family Housing Direct and Guaranteed loans. These actions will bring relief to hundreds-of-thousands of residents in rural America who have housing loans through USDA. “The United States is recovering from…

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Statement by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Homer Wilkes, Ph.D. to Serve as Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0144.21 Contact: USDA PressEmail: press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – “Dr. Homer Wilkes has dedicated his career to public service; he has put his time and talents to work with USDA for more than 41 years. His nomination reflects USDA’s commitment to putting agriculture, forestry and working lands…

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