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USDA Accepting Applications for Community Facility Grants

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development is accepting applications for essential community facility project grants throughout the state after being awarded $60 million for dispersal.

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Texas USDA FSA Farm Loan Offices to be Closed for Training

The closure for the Texas FSA Farm Loan offices starts Monday, February 9, 2015

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Texas Tech Meat Sciences Professor Receives Excellence in Teach Award from U.S. Department of Agriculture

An associate professor with Texas Tech’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences has been awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Nomination Period For Farm Service County Committee Elections Begins

Farmers, ranchers, and landowners are encouraged to nominate candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1st, 2013 deadline.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Hold Farm Bill Meeting in Lubbock

The Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill is passed every five years and sets policy on agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry.

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USDA Extends Hispanic and Women Farmers and Ranchers Discrimination Claims Deadline

The claims process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied his or her application for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons.

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USDA Extends Census Deadline for Agriculture Producers

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Services conducts the census every five years.

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Have A Newborn or Toddler? It May Cost You

Do you have a child born in 2011? It will cost you a pretty penny according to the annual USDA report on child rearing.

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Sysco Ground Beef Patties Sold to Restaurants in Texas, Washington, Colorado & Arizona Recalled Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

The ground beef subject to the recall was sold to restaurants in Texas and three other states

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All Texas Counties Receive USDA Disaster Declaration

The USDA has issued a disaster declaration for all 254 Texas counties due to this year's drought. 213 counties will qualify as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, excessive heat, high winds, and wildfires.

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