The Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have signed an agreement to maintain the delivery of health services to rural areas in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rural Telehealth Initiative aims to market broadband services and address health and service provider gaps.Read More »
The Department of Agriculture has announced a new initiative that will provide $100M in grants to support the use of ethanol and biofuel.Read More »
The Department of Agriculture has released this year's report on its technology transfer efforts to address various issues affecting farmers, foresters and the rest of the agriculture field. USDA said Friday that its latest Technology Transfer Report lists 320 new innovations developed in USDA laboratories over fiscal year 2018.Read More »
President Trump nominated Scott Soles, an independent financial projects analyst, to be the chief financial officer at the Department of Agriculture. Soles possesses 30 years of auditing, finance and consultancy experience, including time at various Fortune 500 firms, the White House said Friday.Read More »
The Department of Agriculture has provided $200M in packages to 57 organizations to support farmers and ranchers securing export opportunities under an agricultural initiative. The Agricultural Trade Promotion program seeks to mitigate potential trading concerns for U.S. exporters and farmers, USDA said Thursday.Read More »
The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee Stephen Vaden as the new general counsel to the Agriculture Department.Read More »
The Department of Agriculture has provided a 30-day extension for organizations interested in housing the Economic Research Services and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which will both be relocated in late 2019.
Stakeholders such as universities and local governments asked USDA to extend the deadline to further prepare and submit proposals, the department said Friday.
Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced a $345.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture investment in 20 infrastructure projects aiming to support rural electric service across 14 states. USDA is investing under the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program that finances projects on energy conservation, system development, generation, transmission and distribution in …Read More »
The Agriculture Department has begun to ask for public comments on a new pilot program that aims to expand the delivery of broadband services to remote areas in the U.S. through private investments. USDA said Friday it will leverage $600 million in appropriations under the Consolidated Budget Act of 2018 …Read More »
Erica Navarro, who is presently serving as budget service director and deputy assistant secretary for management and planning at the Education Department, has been selected to become the next director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis at the Agriculture Department. Navarro, who holds a master of business administration …Read More »