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 Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on the Latest Quarterly Agricultural Trade Forecast
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - American farmers and ranchers continue to compete and win in foreign markets. Even in today’s environment of lower commodity prices, abundant global supplies and a strong U.S. dollar, exports remain a key pillar supporting U.S. agriculture and rural communities.
 USDA Extends Deadline for Recording Farm Structure
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a one-time, 30-day extension to the June 1 deadline for recording farm organization structures related to Actively Engaged in Farming determinations. This date is used to determine the level of interest an individual holds in a legal entity for the applicable program year.
 USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states.
 Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Make First Official Visit to Puerto Rico
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will make his first official visit to Puerto Rico where he will highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ongoing commitment to addressing food security and rural opportunity in the Commonwealth.
 USDA Awards $4.5 Million in Rural Community Development Grants; Seeks Applications for Future Projects
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding more than $4 million in grants to 23 organizations to support rural economic development projects.
 Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Scuse Leads USDA Clean Energy Mission to Mexico
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2016 - Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse will lead a team of U.S. ethanol industry leaders on a mission to Mexico May 24 to May 25, to explore opportunities to expand both the United States' and Mexico's renewable energy sectors.
 USDA Announces $6 Million in Available Funding for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
 USDA Provides Funding for More Than 1,100 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects Nationwide
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is awarding loans and grants that will help more than 1,100 rural small businesses and agricultural producers reduce energy usage and costs in their operations.
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