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  • (July 11, 2014) USDA’s BioPreferred® program office will host a public meeting on August 1, 2014, for stakeholders to discuss the issue of incorporating mature market (wood) products into the BioPreferred program. USDA is seeking input from stakeholders on how to evaluate products to be included in the BioPreferred program. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (June 16, 2014) On June 11, 2014, USDA announced the availability of grants to preserve and repair housing for very-low- and low-income rural families through the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The Notice of Funding Availability published in the Federal Register contained an incorrect mailing address for the USDA Rural Development Vermont State Office. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (June 16, 2014) USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Lillian Salerno today announced more details about how advanced biofuel producers who submitted applications in October 2013 for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program may qualify for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funding. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (May 22, 2014) On June 5, 2014 USDA is hosting a listening session for public input about the 2014 Farm Bill section on strategic economic and community development. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (May 8, 2014) On May 30, 2014 USDA is hosting a listening session for public input about the Healthy Food Financing Initiative for which USDA has been granted new authority to implement. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (April 30, 2014) The Department of Agriculture is accepting Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Program (B&I) applications from farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses for loan guarantees to support local or regional food production. | Stakeholder Announcement

  • (February 6, 2014) Information for Rural Development employees and borrowers about a recent telephone scam | Notice

  • USDA Releases Report on the Definition of Rural for Determining Eligibility for Government Programs PDF | Report On The Definition of "Rural"

  • USDA today announced publication of a final rule to expand access to broadband service in rural areas. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) regulation announced today finalizes interim rules issued in March 2011. PDF | Final Rule

  • On August 20, 2012, Rural Development announced the launch of an interactive web-based U.S. map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html PDF

Outdated and expired stakeholder announcements may be viewed here

 
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