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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Open Prairie Rural Opportunities FundMay 3, 2016 00:00:00 CDT
WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the launch of a new private investment fund with the potential to inject $100 million into small food and agriculture businesses across rural America. The fund, known as the Open Prairie Rural Opportunities Fund, will be the fourth Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) that USDA has helped to create since 2014, and is part of USDA’s ongoing efforts to help attract private sector capital to investment opportunities in rural America to help drive more economic growth in rural communities.
$6 million available for research on antimicrobial resistanceTue, 03 May 2016 15:42:39 +0000
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week that it is making $6 million available to fund research on antimicrobial resistance in animals, crops and food products.