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Still time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

CHEYENNE, WYOMING – February 27, 2018 – Wyoming farmers, ranchers, land owners, and others who received a form still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the...

 

Certified Organic Farming in the Pine Bluffs region

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Locally in the Pine Bluffs area there are approximately 15 certified farms and ranches; including Burns and Albin. 2016 sales of U.S Certified Organic Agricultural Production up 23 percent from 2015. United States... Full story

 

USDA seeks applications for grants to fund broadband in unserved rural areas

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Lisa Mensah recently announced that USDA is accepting applications for the Community Connect Grant Program for FY 2017. The grants may be used to provide broadband service in...

 

USDA Announces Farmer Fair Practices Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) recently announced updated regulations to protect the rights of farmers. The Farmer Fair Practices Rules target the most harmful practices hurting fa...

 

USDA announces $8.4 million to support a diverse next generation of farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $8.4 million in competitive grants to support the work of partner organizations that provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, Tribal...

 

USDA helps rural Wyoming recover from flooding

In June 2015, the town of Lusk was devastated when a thunderstorm dumped six inches of rain that washed out a bridge and flooded surrounding homes and businesses. Ervin Cox, a United States Marine Corps veteran and retired plumber, and his daughter D...

 

USDA lowers cost to refinance rural housing loans

USDA Rural Housing Service Administrator Tony Hernandez announced a series of changes last month that will make it faster and cheaper for homeowners to refinance USDA mortgages. "These changes reaffirm the Obama Administration's commitment to...

 

USDA Seeks Applications for $5.8 Million in Grants to Provide Development Support to Rural Cooperatives

Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced that $5.8 million in competitive funding is available to help start, improve or expand cooperative businesses in rural areas. “Cooperatives have long been a key resource for small and...

 

USDA Seeks Applications for Loans and Grants to Help Grow Rural Businesses and Spur Economic Development

Rural Business Cooperative-Service Administrator Sam Rikkers today announced that USDA is seeking applications for loans and grants to help support the start-up or expansion of rural businesses. In Nebraska, a $300,000 grant awarded last year to Cent...

 

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