USDA Announces $9.7 Million in Dedicated Outreach and Technical Assistance to Diversify American Agriculture

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Additional Funds Support Broadband and Infrastructure Development in Indian Country

Today, US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $9.7 million in grants to 62 community-based and non-profit organizations, and educational institutions to conduct training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged (including tribal) and veteran farmers and ranchers. These awards are distributed through the Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the " 2501 Program".

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Last Modified: 01/27/2015