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(July 18, 2014) USDA Provides Aid to 73,000 Rural Californians Impacted by Drought
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(July 16, 2014) USDA Announces Funding to Improve Electric Systems in Rural Areas
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(June 10, 2014) USDA Awards Loans and Grants to Support Rural Economic Development
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(May 22, 2014) USDA Announces Funding for Advanced Communications Technology in Rural Areas
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(May 8, 2014) USDA Announces Funding to Help Reduce Energy Costs in Remote Rural Areas
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(May 6, 2014) Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 18 States
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(April 24, 2014) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Supporting Lake Ariel Water and Sewer Project
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(April 22, 2014) Chaparral, N.M., Celebrates Earth Day With Dedication of New Wastewater Treatment System
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(April 22, 2014) Tennessee Communities Celebrate Earth Day with USDA; Highlight Water and Sewer Projects That Help the Environment
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(April 22, 2014) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Supporting Water Quality Projects in 40 States and Puerto Rico
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(April 8, 2014) Tribe and USDA Official Celebrate Solar Power at Moapa Travel Plaza
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(April 3, 2014) USDA, EPA Partner to Improve Access to Clean Water, Improved Infrastructure in U.S.-Mexico Border Region
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(March 24, 2014) USDA Official Tours Rural Kansas to Promote Economic Opportunities and Clean Water Resources
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(February 14, 2014) U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making $3 million in Emergency Water Assistance Grants for rural communities experiencing water shortages.
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(February 6, ,2014) Information for Rural Development employees and borrowers about a recent telephone scam
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(February 6, 2014) USDA Rural Development to Provide One-on-One Technical Assistance at Tribal Telecom 2014 Summit
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(February 4, 2014) Two Rural New Mexico Communities Awarded Federal Assistance for Local Projects
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(February 4, 2014) USDA Announces Investments to Expand Distance Learning and Telemedicine Opportunities in Rural Areas
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(January 28, 2014) USDA Official Announces Investments in Rural Public Television Stations
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(December 20, 2013) USDA To Simplify Program for Water and Wastewater Systems in Rural Alaskan Native Villages
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(December 13, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 25 States
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(December 4, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Projects to Improve Water Quality
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(December 4, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Energy Efficiency Loan Program to Lower Costs for Consumers, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
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(November 13, 2013) Alaska Native Villages to Receive Upgrades to Water and Wastewater Systems
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(October 24, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in 23 States
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(September 25, 2013) Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects in 22 States to Improve Farm, Ranch and Rural Business Energy Efficiency and Generation
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(September 19, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Improve Broadband Service for Rural Customers in Four States
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(September 12, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in Seven States
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(September 5, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in Eight States
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(August 29, 2013) USDA Provides Loan Guarantee to Improve Electric Infrastructure in Northeast Arkansas
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(August 27, 2013) USDA Announces Completion of 500th Recovery Act Water Project
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(August 15, 2013) Vilsack Announces Infrastructure Projects to Help Rural Oklahoma Communities
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(August 2, 2013) USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Assist Rural Communities with Extremely High Energy Costs
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(July 18, 2013) USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Broadband Service in Texas, Iowa, and North Dakota
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(July 17, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding for Projects to Strengthen the Rural Electric Grid's Efficiency and Reliability
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(July 16, 2013) USDA Announces Funding Opportunity for Rural Digital Public Television Projects; Funding totals nearly $2.8 million
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(June 17, 2013) Administrator Outlines Plan to Improve Service to Rural Electric Cooperatives
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(June 12, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability
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(June 11, 2013) USDA Seeks Applications to Finance Rural Broadband in Remote Areas
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(June 6, 2013) USDA Proposes New Rule to Clarify Electric Financing Requirements
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(June 5, 2013) USDA Requests Comments on Project Financing Program and Expanding Efforts in Renewable Energy Financing
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(May 14, 2013) USDA Administrator Speaks to Telecom Leaders, Meets With Rural Stakeholders in North Dakota
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(May 3, 2013) USDA Announces New Rules to Fund Broadband Service in Unserved Rural Communities
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(May 1, 2013) USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Broadband Service in Nebraska and Montana
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(April 29, 2013) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability
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(April 22, 2013) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Promoting Water Quality Projects in 32 States
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(April 10, 2013) USDA Announces Funding to Improve Electric Service to Customers in 13 States
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(April 9, 2013) USDA and Federal Partners Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Safe Drinking Water and Basic Sanitation in Indian Country
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(March 20, 2013) USDA and the City of Somerset, Texas Mark the Opening of a New Wastewater Treatment Plant
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(March 8, 2013) USDA Acting Rural Utilities Administrator Hosts Roundtable Discussion In Colorado
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(February 18, 2013) Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service for Customers in 12 States
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Prairie du Sac, Wis., Named Best-Tasting Water in Rural America
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(January 9, 2013) Rural Development helps to invest more than $30 billion to strengthen rural America
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(December 19, 2012) USDA Announces Funding to Help Reduce Energy Costs in Remote, Rural Areas
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(November 16, 2012) Agriculture Under Secretary Proposes Rule to Spur Development of Rural Broadband Networks
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(November 14, 2012) USDA Under Secretary Announces Weather Radio Grant to Improve Public Safety in Rural Northern Colorado
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(November 6, 2012) USDA Works to Help Restore Water and Electric Service to Rural Customers Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
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(October 19, 2012) Agriculture Undersecretary Announces Broadband and Communications Projects to Create Jobs, Promote Education in Rural America
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(October 19, 2012) Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service in Eight States
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(October 17, 2012) Agriculture Under Secretary Announces Project to Provide Broadband to Rural Alaska Community
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(October 17, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Create Rural Job Opportunities in 38 States
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(October 16, 2012) USDA Rural Development Announces Funding to Improve Water Quality, Sanitation Services, Protect Public Health in Rural Alaska
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(October 11, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Electric Service in Rural Communities
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(October 4, 2012) Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Electric Service in Rural Communities
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(October 3, 2012) USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Services in Four Midwestern States
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(October 3, 2012) USDA announced a $40.1 million loan guarantee to Central Iowa Power Cooperative to make improvements to rural transmission lines throughout Iowa
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(September 26, 2012) New Wastewater Treatment System to Improve Quality of Life for Residents of Leisure Lake in Rural Jackson County, Iowa USDA Rural Development Support Totals $3.85 Million
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(September 25, 2012) Federal Funds to Enable South Dakota Tribe, Area Residents to Obtain Safe Water
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(September 20, 2012) Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Services
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(September 13, 2012) Senior Advisor to Secretary Vilsack Announces Wastewater System Improvements to Benefit Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
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(September 13, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Create Jobs and Improve Rural Water Systems
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(September 11, 2012) Senior Advisor to Secretary Vilsack Announces Water System Improvements to Benefit Minnesota’s Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
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(September 7, 2012) Secretary Vilsack Announces USDA Has Reached Its Goal to Fund $250 Million in Smart Grid Improvements
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(September 7, 2012) Secretary Vilsack Highlights Resurgence of Rural Manufacturing, Touts Obama Administration Efforts to Create Jobs in Rural America
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(September 6, 2012) Rural Development Under Secretary in Ohio to Mark Successful USDA Partnerships With Two Utilities
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(August 28, 2012) USDA Official Helps Celebrate Improvements at Three Southern New Mexico Water Systems
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(August 28, 2012) USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Announces Funding for New Sewer System
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(August 14, 2012) Waller County, Texas Recipients Receive USDA Support to Boost Job Creation, Improve Public Safety, Water Quality and Public Health
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(August 14, 2012) Water System Improvements to Safeguard Public Health in A Northern Iowa Community
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(August 14, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Energy Consumption
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(August 9, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service to Thousands of Customers in 18 States
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(August 2, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs and Strengthen Economic Development in Rural Communities
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(July 31, 2012) USDA Announces Projects to Create Jobs and Strengthen Economic Development Across Rural Iowa
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(July 25, 2012) USDA Official Meets with Electric Cooperative Leaders to Discuss Infrastructure, Job Creation, and Economic Growth
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(July 24, 2012) USDA Announces New Effort to Improve Water Quality and Public Health in Low Income Communities in the Southwest
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(July 23, 2012) USDA Official Sees Providence Telestroke Robot in Action
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(July 20, 2012) USDA Announces Federal Resource Guide to Assist Rural Communities
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(July 17, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Proposed Rule to Increase Energy Efficiency in Rural Homes and Businesses
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(July 12, 2012) Rural Utilities Administrator Tours State-of-the-Art Ohio Power Plant Advanced Scrubber Technology Increases Job Potential Across a Rural, Three-state Region
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(July 12, 2012) USDA Utilities Administrator Celebrates Success of Local Hospital’s Digital Mammography Unit
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(July 11, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure
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(June 22, 2012) USDA Rural Development Highlights Programs to Assist in Long-Term Flood Recovery
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(June 14, 2012) President Obama Issues Executive Order Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
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(Jun 13, 2012) USDA Secretary Vilsack Announces Measures to Improve the Quality of Life and Foster Economic Opportunity for Tribal Communities
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(June 6, 2012) USDA Under Secretary Tonsager Announces Energy, Education and Medical Funding for Maine Communities
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(June 6, 2012) Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan Announces North Carolina Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
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(June 6, 2012) USDA Deputy Administrator Announces Funding To Improve Health and Safety, and Increase Educational Opportunities in Rural New York
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(May 9, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Job Creation Funding for 12 Projects in Nine States
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(May 4, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Make the 'Grid' More Reliable and Efficient
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(May 3, 2012) USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Provide Broadband Service to Remote Rural Communities
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(April 25, 2012) USDA Deputy Undersecretary Doug O’Brien Headlines Earth Day Celebration in Conway Village
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(April 20, 2012) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day, 150th Anniversary of USDA by Supporting Water and Sewer Projects to Improve Sanitation and Environmental Quality in North Carolina
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(April 20, 2012) Lower Lackawanna Valley Celebrates Earth Day with Announcement of USDA Funding For the Regional Sanitary Authority
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(April 20, 2012) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Investing in Water Quality Improvement Projects Across the Country
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(April 20, 2012) Westmoreland County Celebrates Earth Day with Announcement of Funding for a New Sewer Extension Project
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(April 17, 2012) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Adelstein Celebrates Earth Day At Coachella’s New Wastewater Treatment Facility
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(April 16, 2012) Construction of a USDA-Funded Water and Wastewater System to Improve Sanitation Services for Thousands in Rural New Mexico
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(April 16, 2012) USDA Water Project to Benefit Maryland Rural Residences
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(April 4, 2012) Senator Max Baucus & USDA Rural Development Offer Funding To Repair Culbertson Wastewater Infrastructure
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(April 4, 2012) USDA and the American Association of Community Colleges Sign Agreement to Increase Access to Education, Underscores Rural Council Goal to Strengthen the Rural Economy
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(April 3, 2012) USDA RURAL UTILITIES ADMINISTRATOR JONATHAN ADELSTEIN TOURS FLORIDA PROJECTS
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(April 3, 2012) Jonathan Adelstein Administrator Del Programa de Utilidades Rurales de USDA Visita Proyectors de Agua En Florida
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(March 7, 2012) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Make the 'Grid' More Reliable and Efficient
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(3/5/12)USDA Seeks Applications for Economic Development Funding
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(February 15, 2012) White House Highlights Amber M. Benson as an Innovator in Infrastructure and “Champion of Change”
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(February 15, 2012) White House Highlights Janelle Jessen as an Innovator in Infrastructure and “Champion of Change”
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(November 14, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Expand and Improve Broadband Services in Rural Areas
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(October 31, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels
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(October 20, 2011) Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Announces Funding To Improve Water Quality, Public Health and Electric Services in Rural Alaska
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(October 14, 2011) USDA Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Propose Rules to Improve the Quality of Life and Foster Economic Opportunity for Tribal Communities
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(October 13, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Improve Rural Electric Service
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(October 5, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Create Jobs and Improve Rural Water Systems
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(September 30, 2011) Co-ops: A Vital Source of Rural Jobs
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(September 27, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Payments to Producers in 41 States to Expand the Production and Availability of Advanced Biofuels
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(September 15, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Create Jobs, Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure
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(August 31, 2011) USDA Highlights Assistance to Residents Affected by Hurricane Irene
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(August 29, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Smart Grid, Transmission System Improvements to Create Jobs, Benefit Consumers in 14 States
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(August 22, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Projects to Provide Broadband to Rural Communities
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(August 8, 2011) USDA and EPA Create New Partnership to Improve Drinking Water Systems and Develop Workforce in Rural Communities
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(July 27, 2011) Secretary Vilsack Announces Telecommunications Projects To Deliver Broadband and Job Opportunities to Rural Communities
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(July 15, 2011) USDA Announces Water and Wastewater Improvement Projects in Alaska
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(June 16, 2011) USDA Announces Streamlining of Program to Improve Water Quality in Alaska Rural Villages
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(June 13, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Announces Goal for Smart Grid Investments and Funding to Improve Electric Services to Customers in 10 States
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(April 20, 2011) USDA Report Outlines Renewable Power Opportunities for Rural Communities
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(April 20, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Broadband Investments To Spur Job Creation and Economic Opportunity in Rural America
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(April 18,2011) USDA Rural Development Celebrates Earth Day by Announcing Projects to Improve Water Quality and Benefit Rural Residents
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(April 14, 2011) USDA Rural Development Invites Applications for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects
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(April 6, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Rural Electric Funding to Benefit Thousands of Rural Residents
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(March 14, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights Trade and Economic Development Opportunities to Help Rural Colorado Win the Future
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(March 10, 2011) USDA Announces New Broadband Program and Interim Regulations to Help Expand Economic Opportunity in Rural Areas
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(March 9, 2011) Secretary Vilsack Releases Report Showing the Recovery Act Is Providing Jobs and Benefiting America's Rural Communities
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(March 7, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Electric Service for Rural Residents and Businesses
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(March 4, 2011) USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Connect Rural Communities to Broadband Service
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(February 24, 2011) USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Health Care Services to Rural Communities
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(February 9, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Boost to Renewable Energy Effort in Rural America
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(January 24, 2011) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Funding To Increase Educational and Health Care Access in Rural Communities
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Read USDA's Letter Submitted to Support Development of the National Broadband Plan
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(October 21, 2010) Remarks by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Biofuels as Prepared for Delivery at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
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(September 30, 2010) USDA Announces Recovery Act Broadband Project to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Southwest Nevada
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(September 30, 2010) USDA Announces Recovery Act Broadband Project to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Central Arkansas
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(September 20, 2010) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Recovery Act Funding To Improve Water System Infrastructure, Health and Sanitation in Rural Communities
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(September 7, 2010) USDA Announces Two Recovery Act Broadband Projects to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Rural Virginians
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(August 19, 2010) USDA Rural Development Announces Recovery Act Broadband Award to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Western Colorado Communities
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(August 5, 2010) USDA Announces Recovery Act Funding To Improve Water System Infrastructure, Health and Sanitation in Rural Communities
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(August 4, 2010) Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Over 120 Recovery Act Broadband Projects to Bring Jobs, Economic Opportunity to Rural Communities
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(July 22, 2010) USDA Seeks Public Comment on Distance Learning and Telemedicine Programs
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(July 7, 2010) USDA Announces $5.2 million in funding to expand Broadband Access in Reedsburg, WI
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(July 7, 2010) Secretary Vilsack Announces Improvements to Electric Infrastructure Across Rural America
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