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Arizona and California Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program

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(Washington, D.C., April 8, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval for Arizona and California’s request to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP Households in the States of Arizona and California. This approval will allow the States to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers…

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USDA Announces Second Application Window for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program Funding

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$72 Million Available to Help Rural Residents Gain Access to Health Care and Educational Opportunities WASHINGTON, April 3, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA is opening a second application window for funding under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. “Due…

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USDA Invests $65 Million in Rural Community Facilities in 14 States

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New Schools, Libraries, Health Clinics and Public Safety Equipment Will Benefit More Than 600,000 People and Help Communities Thrive WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand announced that USDA is investing $65 million to improve critical community facilities (PDF, 154 KB) to benefit…

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USDA Engages Public for Input on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda

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Washington, D.C., April 1, 2020 – To further the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) work on the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), USDA today announced it is seeking public and private sector input on the most important innovation opportunities to be addressed in the near and long term. Using input provided, USDA will identify common…

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USDA Extends ReConnect Application Deadline to April 15

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WASHINGTON, March 30, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today announced that USDA has extended the deadline for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15. “In light of the COVID-19 National Emergency, USDA is extending the application deadline for round two of ReConnect Pilot Program funding…

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Secretary Perdue Applauds State Department’s H-2 Decision

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Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0207.20 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement in response to the Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to authorize temporary waivers for in-person interviews for eligible H-2 visa applicants. “Temporarily waiving in-person…

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USDA Makes it Easier to Feed Kids and Those Who Need Food During the COVID-19 National Emergency

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Nationwide waivers grant states the flexibility to allow parent pick-up of meals for kids, ease burdens on local meal providers WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced additional flexibilities to make it easier for children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities to get food during the COVID-19 national emergency and remove…

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USDA Feeds Kids, Helps Families During COVID-19 Emergency

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WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working to be as flexible as possible to get food out to the people who need it during the COVID-19 National Emergency. On Wednesday, March 18, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes billions of…

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USDA Closes Public Access to U.S. National Arboretum

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Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0204.20 Contact: USDA PressEmail: [email protected] (WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2020) – In a continued effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will close public access to all areas of the U.S. National Arboretum. Effective today, the grounds and outdoor…

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