USDA Awards $15 Million in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded more than $15 million to fund grant proposals to develop and expand the use of wood products, strengthen emerging wood energy markets and protect community forests. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the announcement in Colorado today while visiting prescribed fire and wildfire…

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USDA Invests $92.2 Million in Grants for Local, Regional Food Producers Affected by the Pandemic

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of $92.2 million in competitive grant funding under the 2018 Farm Bill’s Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP). The LAMP grants announced today are funded through the Farmers Market program as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative.

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Amazon Prime Passed 200 Million Members Worldwide; Incoming Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy Made $35 Million Last Year On Stock Grant

Incoming Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy made $35 million last year on a large stock grant according to SEC filings Thursday morning. Founder Jeff Bezos, who is planning to step away from the-day-to day operations, earned $1.6 million for the year, unchanged from 2019 and mostly for security, the company said in its annual proxy statement.…

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At Least 32 Million People Will See The ‘Great North American Eclipse,’ The Most Watched Celestial Event In History

In almost exactly three years there be will a dramatic total solar eclipse across North America. On Monday, April 8, 2024, those in Mazatlán, Mexico will experience totality —when the Moon blocks the Sun—for a whopping 4 minutes 26 seconds. A moonshadow will then move across the continent enveloping in darkness those in Dallas, Indianapolis,…

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