East Lansing, Jun 10, 2013 -- Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
USDA Announces Barryton Farmers Market Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
EAST LANSING, June 10, 2013 – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Barryton Farmers Market at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13th, at 195 Rose Street, in Barryton.
The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.
USDA Rural Development provided a total of $115,000 in loans and grants to support the project.
USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.
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