USDA Announces $16.6 Million in Funding Opportunities to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced approximately $16.6 million in available funding to community-based and nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal entities that help socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers own and operate successful farms. Funding is made through the USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for…

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Over Half A Million Sign Petition To Reinstate Sha’Carri Richardson As Olympic Removal Continues To Draw Outrage

Over Half A Million Signal Petition To Reinstate Sha’Carri Richardson As Olympic Elimination Continues To Draw Outrage By Viber Topline A petition calling for star sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson to be reinstated on Crew USA for the Tokyo Olympics subsequent month has gained over 560,000 signatures in lower than per week, as her removing from the…

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$4.95 million to make cities smarter

A smart city—supported by digital solutions to enhance food access and mobility—is a healthy city. That’s the thinking behind the Implementing Smart Cities Interventions to Build Healthy Cities (SMART) Training Platform co-led by McGill, the University of Guelph and the University of Manitoba. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Honourable François-Philippe…

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More than 10 million Australians go under lockdown in fight against Delta variant

More than 10 million Australians go under lockdown in fight against Delta variant  CNN Australia COVID Outbreaks: Sydney, Darwin Locked Down, Perth Could Follow  NPRSydney Lockdown Shows Delta Adds Urgency to Nations’ Covid Response  BloombergAustralian government holds COVID emergency talks  AxiosCovid: How Delta exposed Australia’s pandemic weaknesses  BBC NewsView Full Coverage on Google News

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USDA Invests $185 Million to Improve Rural Community Facilities and Essential Services in 32 States

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson today announced that USDA is investing $185 million to equip, rebuild, and modernize essential services in rural areas of 32 states (PDF, 404 KB). The investments will benefit 3 million rural residents.

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