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USDA ushers in plans for improved electric service in 13 states

· September 20, 2018

“Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. That’s why the USDA is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states. The USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. The projects will help improve the quality […]

Rural America uses USDA grants to address opioid abuse

· January 22, 2018

The USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Several recipients will use the grants to help address two of the nation’s most urgent needs: opioid abuse treatment and mental health counseling. “Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in creating […]

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