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USDA Posts the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Final Report

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Scientific report and public comments will inform upcoming Dietary Guidelines for Americans WASHINGTON, July 15, 2020 – The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) today posted the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final scientific report, an objective review of the latest available science on specific nutrition topics. The report’s evidence-based findings will inform USDA and the…

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Trump Administration Invests $153 Million in Rural Community Facilities in 23 States

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WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $153 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 224 KB) to benefit nearly two million rural residents in 23 states. “Rural America needs safe, modern infrastructure to help residents and businesses achieve…

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Trump Administration Invests More Than $16 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural Mississippi

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CARES Act ReConnect Funding to Connect 878 Rural Households to High-Speed Broadband WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing more than $16 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Mississippi. This investment is part of the $100…

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USDA Cuts Red Tape to Increase Private Investment in Rural America

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Department Invites Comment on Regulation Streamlining Through OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative WASHINGTON, July 14, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to increase private investment in rural communities across the country by making it easier for lenders to access four flagship…

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USDA Cuts Red Tape to Increase Private Investment in Rural America

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Department Invites Comment on Regulation Streamlining Through OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative WASHINGTON, July 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to increase private investment in rural communities across the country by making it easier for lenders to access four flagship…

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USDA Announces New Members of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers

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(Washington, D.C., July 13, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 15 members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers. The newly appointed members serve terms of up to two years through 2022. “USDA is excited to announce new members of the Minority Farmer Advisory Committee,” said…

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Dividends: Short-Term Optimism, Long-Term Concerns

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show Move To Ames

For the first time in its 38-year history the Iowa Governor’s Charity Steer Show (GCSS) will not be held at the Iowa State Fair. Due to the cancellation of this year’s fair Iowa State University will host the event. “We are very honored to host the 38th Annual Governor’s Charity Steer Show at the Jeff & Deb Hansen…

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Consider Pregnancy Testing Beef Cattle Early

The breeding season for spring-calving cow herds could run from March through late summer or early fall, depending on the desired time of calving and length of the breeding season. “Regardless of the length of the breeding season, reproductive efficiency is a critical factor in maintaining a profitable ranch operation,” says Janna Block, Extension livestock…

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Justin Sexten: Remote Control Grazing Management

Farming and ranching simulators can be found on the digital devices of kids and adults across the country. Some suggest these games have led to a consumer’s view that food pops out of the ground and can be harvested with a swipe of the finger. Coupled with the row and vegetable crop technology showcased on social…

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