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  • Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin Sept. 2
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.
  • USDA to Invest Million to Improve Water Quality in Lake Champlain
    BURLINGTON, VERMONT, Aug. 28, 2014-– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to million will be provided to protect and improve soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont over the next five years.
  • Interior, USDA Partnership Protects and Restores Important Central Arizona Watershed
    PAYSON, Arizona, Aug. 27, 2014 – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona. The agreement is a pilot project of the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership, aimed at reducing the risks of costly wildfires and their impact on western watersheds as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
  • USDA Continues Commitment to Hurricane Sandy Recovery
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to million in conservation funding will be provided to assist Hurricane Sandy victims in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Funding will be used to enroll 671 acres of hurricane-damaged property into permanent floodplain easements, while also making affected communities more resilient to future flooding and storm surges.
  • USDA Announces 0 Million to Promote Innovation in SNAP Employment and Training Programs
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that up to 0 million in competitive grants is available for state SNAP agencies to design and conduct employment and training (E&T) pilot projects to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants find jobs and increase their earnings.
  • Food Bank Competition Enters Final Week
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – A friendly competition among the nation’s food banks to sign up the most donors in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is drawing to a close, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America will determine a winner in early September.

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  • Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin Sept. 2
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.
  • USDA to Invest Million to Improve Water Quality in Lake Champlain
    BURLINGTON, VERMONT, Aug. 28, 2014-– Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to million will be provided to protect and improve soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont over the next five years.
  • Interior, USDA Partnership Protects and Restores Important Central Arizona Watershed
    PAYSON, Arizona, Aug. 27, 2014 – Interior Deputy Secretary Michael Connor and Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie joined state, local and private partners today to mark the signing of a new joint watershed restoration agreement for C.C. Cragin Reservoir in Central Arizona. The agreement is a pilot project of the Western Watershed Enhancement Partnership, aimed at reducing the risks of costly wildfires and their impact on western watersheds as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
  • USDA Continues Commitment to Hurricane Sandy Recovery
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to million in conservation funding will be provided to assist Hurricane Sandy victims in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Funding will be used to enroll 671 acres of hurricane-damaged property into permanent floodplain easements, while also making affected communities more resilient to future flooding and storm surges.
  • USDA Announces 0 Million to Promote Innovation in SNAP Employment and Training Programs
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that up to 0 million in competitive grants is available for state SNAP agencies to design and conduct employment and training (E&T) pilot projects to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants find jobs and increase their earnings.
  • Food Bank Competition Enters Final Week
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 – A friendly competition among the nation’s food banks to sign up the most donors in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is drawing to a close, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Feeding America will determine a winner in early September.

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