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  • USDA Seeks Applications to Advance Economic Development and Create Jobs for People in Rural America

    USDA Release|Dec 14, 2023

    CASPER, Dec. 5, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced today that it is accepting applications to advance economic development and create jobs for people in rural America. USDA is making this funding available under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program to support business opportunities or business enterprise projects in rural communities. Organizations eligible to receive funding include rural towns, communities, state agencies, authorities, nonprofits, federally recognized Tribes, public c...

  • USDA Invests in Solar Infrastructure Across Rural Wyoming

    USDA Release|Sep 1, 2022

    CASPER, Wyo., August 30, 2022 – Wyoming State Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Glenn Pauley announced USDA is investing over $28,000 in critical infrastructure through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). “Rural Development’s REAP grants support the vitality of rural small businesses. Businesses and ag operations that take advantage of this program can save money on their energy costs, and diversify their energy usage,” said Pauley. “We know that profit margins may be tight sometimes, and this prog...

  • USDA announces continuation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, Fifth Round of Food Purchases

    USDA Release|Jan 7, 2021

    (Washington, D.C., January 4, 2021) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In total, USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This new round of Farmers to Families Food Boxes will go a long way in helping American families access nutritious and healthy meals as we...

  • USDA seeks applications for Rural Energy for American Program

    USDA Release|Dec 3, 2020

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2020 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today invited applications for loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems; and to make energy efficiency improvements, conduct energy audits and provide development assistance. The funding is being provided through USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which was created under the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized under the 2018 Farm Bill. This notice seeks applications for Fiscal Year 2021 fun...

  • Crop Insurance deadline nears in Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming

    USDA Release|Sep 10, 2020

    BILLINGS, Mont., Sept. 4, 2020 — USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds producers of fall-planted crops in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2021 crop year before the September 30 sales closing date. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the September 30 sales closing date to do so. The September 30 sales closing date applies to the following crops and states: • Fall Planted Wheat with Winter Coverage - Montana, South Dakot...

  • Farmers and Ranchers in Wyoming Can Now Apply for Financial Assistance through USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

    USDA Release|May 28, 2020

    Online Tools and Toll-Free Number Available to Assist Producers CASPER, WY, May 26, 2020 – Agricultural producers can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides direct payments to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. The application and a payment calculator are now available online, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) staff members are available via phone, fax and online tools to help producers complete applications. The agency set up a call center in order to simplify how they serve new customers...

  • USDA approves program to Feed Kids in Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming

    USDA Release|May 21, 2020

    Pandemic EBT to Feed Children during COVID-19 National Emergency (Washington, D.C., May 18, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed by President Trump, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures. Background: Colorado, Missouri, and Wyoming will be a...

  • USDA Issues Safety Net Payments to Wyoming Farmers

    USDA Release|Oct 26, 2017

    CASPER, WY- Oct. 23, 2017 – USDA Wyoming Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Acting Jodene Johnson announced that approximately 2,650 Wyoming farms that enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2016 crop year. The programs, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are designed to protect against unexpected drops in crop prices or revenues due to market downturns. “These safety-net programs provide help when price and revenue fall bel... Full story