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USDA boosts funding for grain storage program

On the day the application period closes for a USDA emergency grain storage program the agency says more money is available for producers. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency says the initial $20 million allocated for the Emergency Grain Storage Facility Assistance Program is not... Read More.

More funding proposed for Dairy Innovation Grants

New legislation in the U.S. Senate would reauthorize and strengthen the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives.  Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin tells Brownfield the bill just introduced would increase DBI funding from 20 million dollars a year to 36 million dollars per year. “As... Read More.

Heartland Summit encourages global engagement, U.S. funding

More than 500 farmers and agriculture leaders are stressing the importance of federal investment in international trade promotion. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Heartland Summit took place in Iowa and Michigan Thursday focusing on the benefits of strategic investments in agriculture and global development. President... Read More.

Wisconsin to get 1B in federal broadband funding

Wisconsin will be getting more than a billion dollars in federal funding to expand broadband access to unserved and underserved areas.  White House Senior Advisor Mitchell Landrieu says the formula for dispersing funds will serve rural America focusing first on unserved areas, and then... Read More.

USDA funding for new and better markets

USDA has invested $320 million dollars into projects across 19 states to create and improve markets for food and agricultural businesses. The funding will help expand processing capacity, production, and resources for businesses across the food supply chain. Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio were... Read More.