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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Confirmation of Janie Simms Hipp to Serve as General Counsel of USDA

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0173.21 Contact: USDA PressEmail: press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement after the successful confirmation of Janie Simms Hipp to serve as General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture. “I am grateful that the Senate has confirmed Janie Simms…

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Secretaries of USDA, HUD, VA, Treasury, and FHFA Acting Director Release Joint Statement on Agency Actions to Prevent Evictions

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WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) eviction moratorium is in place until July 31st, but the Supreme Court’s ruling made clear that CDC cannot extend the moratorium past its current expiration date. In light of that decision, the Biden-Harris Administration is taking steps to protect renters at risk…

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Appointment of Phyllis Fong as the Acting Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Authority

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WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 — Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released the following statement regarding the appointment of Phyllis Fong as Acting Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Authority. Fong will continue to serve as the IG for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) while she serves as the Acting FHFA IG. “For nearly…

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Biden-Harris Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners

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WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today extended through Sept. 30, the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling from a nationwide housing affordability crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA is taking this important action today to allow…

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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Intent to Nominate Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Ph.D. to Serve Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics

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Release & Contact Info Statement Release No. 0168.21 Contact: USDA PressEmail: press@usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 — “Dr. Jacobs-Young has a deep understanding of USDA’s commitment to science, research and education and of the importance of advancing scientific knowledge to best serve the American people. For many years, she has served as an influential leader…

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Biden Administration to Invest $67 Million to Help Heirs Resolve Land Ownership and Succession Issues

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**Video/Audio Download of Today’s News Conference Available Here** WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced during a press conference with U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, U.S. Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr., and U.S. Congresswoman Cheri Bustos that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing $67 million in competitive loans through the…

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USDA Releases Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry

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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today, on the 10th anniversary of the creation of the USDA’s Certified Biobased Product Label, unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry (PDF, 8 MB). The report demonstrates that the biobased industry…

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USDA Invests Over $21.8M to Build Agricultural Capacity at HBCUs in the Nation’s Land-grant University System

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WASHINGTON, July 28, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today an investment of over $21.8 million to 1890 Land-grant Institutions to support research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities at our nation’s Land-grant University System. “Our 1890 Land-grant universities are an integral part of our nation’s fabric,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “As…

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