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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is soliciting applications for grants to establish broadband in unserved rural communities through its Community Connect program. Community Connect is administered by USDA's Rural Utilities Service and helps to fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not economically viable for private sector providers to provide service.
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| Categories: General News | Tags:  Agriculture , USDA , Community Connect program , private sector , telecommunications , grants , infrastructure , economic growth , connectivity , global marketplace , Wichita Online , Internet library , harvest , Slick Hills , Wichita Mountains , Oklahoma | Comments: (0)
Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse will lead a trade mission June 11-18, 2016 to create export opportunities for U.S. agriculture in Ukraine and Romania. Participants will have a unique opportunity to forge relationships with potential customers and trading partners, interact with host government officials, and gather market intelligence that will help them develop strategies to start or expand sales in these important Eastern European markets.
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| Categories: Trade Issues, Trade Teams, General News | Tags:  Trade mission , export , agriculture , Ukraine , Romania , customers , trading partners , intelligence , strategies , Eastern Europe , agricultural machinery , agriculture information technology , animal feed , cold storage facilities , dairy products , fertilizer , fresh fruit , irrigation and soil technologies , livestock genetics , processed products , tree nuts , value-added products | Comments: (0)
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#USDAResults: New Markets, New Opportunities

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#USDAResults: New Markets, New Opportunities
Hear from USDA’s former Deputy Secretary, Kathleen Merrigan, on the birth of the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initiative and how the effort helped to create a legacy of culture change at USDA to support local food systems and organic producers that will last well into the future.
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| Categories: General News | Tags:  Markets , opportunities , businesses , rural production , entrepreneurship , fresh , healthy , energy , UDSA , investments , economy , producers , consumers , growth | Comments: (0)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $4.7 million in grants for food safety education, training, and technical assistance projects that address the needs of owners and operators of small to mid-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially-disadvantaged farmers, small processors, small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, food hubs, farmers' markets, and others.
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| Categories: General News | Tags:  USDA , grants , food safety training , Food Safety Outreach Program , National Institute of Food and Agriculture , NIFA , Food and Drug Administration , Food Safety Modernization Act , FSMA , small farms , beginning farms , stakeholders , Food and Drug Administration , FDA , National and Regional Centers , small farms , webinar , growth , expansion , education | Comments: (0)
Grain Trade: Punjab's agricultural crisis now consumes arhtiyas
From The Indian Express, March 24, 2016. A once-powerful community feels the heat of crashing crop prices and rising farmer defaults as the state witnesses over 200 deaths in the past 5 years.
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| Categories: Trade Issues | Tags:  Arhtiyas , commission agent , grain market , Amritsar’s Bhagranwala , small rice milers , shellers , grain trade , Food Corporation of India , government agencies , procurement , wheat , grain , mandi platform , commission fee , purchase price | Comments: (0)
Chinook farmer Randy Hinebauch has been elected as Secretary of the Wheat Quality Council. Randy serves as the District 2 Director of the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee.
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| Categories: Press Releases | Tags:  Wheat Quality Council , Montana Wheat and Barley Committee , organic , spring wheat , winter wheat , peas , lentils , alfalfa , producers , millers processors , varieties | Comments: (0)
Ledger farmer Chris Kolstad has been elected Secretary-Treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates. Kolstad is the fourth generation of his family to farm in Montana’s Golden Triangle. He and his wife Vicki have four children, including their son Cary who is a partner in their operation. They grow hard red winter wheat, dark northern spring wheat and durum, plus barley and dry peas.
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| Categories: Press Releases | Tags:  U.S. Wheat Associates , Montana Wheat and Barley Committee , Golden Triangle , hard red winter wheat , dark northern spring wheat and durum , barley , dry peas , Montana Grain Growers Association , Montana Farm Bureau , wheat industry , export market | Comments: (0)
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Japan Office Anniversary

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The Montana Wheat and Barley Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank our Japanese customers for their generous support and guidance over the past 60 years working together with U.S. Wheat.
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| Categories: Press Releases | Tags:  Montana Wheat and Barley Committee , customers , producers , industry , wheat , Japan , breeding , program , quality , millers , buyers , Big Sky state , high quality | Comments: (0)

 

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