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Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments for Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West

June 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

BRIGHTON, Colo. – The U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture today announced more than $47 million in investments to help water districts and producers on private working lands better conserve water resources. The funds include $15 million in USDA…

USDA, Department of the Interior to Announce Major Investment for Water Management, Efficiency Across the West

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López will announce a multi-million dollar federal investment in…

USDA Invests $103 Million to Improve Critical Infrastructure in 19 States

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in post-disaster…

USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands

April 6, 2016 - in Financial, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $15 million to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection…

USDA Invests $25 Million in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality

March 2, 2016 - in Financial, Water

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of $25 million targeted to help agriculture producers improve water quality in high-priority streams and rivers across the country. Through the National Water Quality…

EPA, USDA and White House to Highlight New Market-Based Water Quality Trading Program in Virginia

December 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Water

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2014—On Tuesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a press conference with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots of the White House Council on Environmental…

Interior, Agriculture Departments Partner to Measure Conservation Impacts on Water Quality

October 22, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Water

ALTON, Ill., Oct. 21, 2014—The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new partnership agreement today that will provide a clearer picture of the benefits of farmers' conservation practices…

USDA Invests in Small and Emerging Rural Businesses and Rural Transportation

October 22, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Transportation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $4.9 million in 50 projects across the country to support small and emerging rural businesses and rural transportation projects. "USDA is working to expand…

USDA Announces Major Investments to Modernize Service, Improve the Reliability of Rural Electric Systems

September 10, 2014 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Financial, Maintenance, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing more than $518 million in rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states. This funding is part of nearly $50 billion that USDA has invested…

USDA, EPA Partner to Improve Access To Clean Water, Improved Infrastructure in U.S.-Mexico Border Region

April 7, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a joint initiative to improve access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure for U.S. communities along the Mexico border. This initiative is part of USDA and EPA’s…