Biden proposes $100 billion to bring broadband to all Americans – April 1, 2021

Biden proposes $100 billion to bring broadband to all Americans President Biden unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure package — “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” — on Wednesday that calls for spending $100 billion to deliver affordable and reliable broadband service to all Americans. The package also proposed a $5 billion… Continue reading

Debt relief will be distributed as quickly, carefully as possible, says Vilsack – March 26, 2021

Debt relief will be distributed as quickly, carefully as possible, says Vilsack The USDA will disburse up to $4 billion in Biden-backed loan forgiveness to minority farmers as speedily as possible, said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the first-ever House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of Black farmers. Farm… Continue reading

USDA announces $12 billion in pandemic aid, aims for ‘a broader set of producers’ – March 25, 2021

USDA announces $12 billion in pandemic aid, aims for ‘a broader set of producers’ Following through on pledges of more equitable aid to agriculture, the Biden administration has created a new Pandemic Assistance for Producers program to distribute more than $12 billion in cash. It said on Wednesday that it… Continue reading

Climate mitigation on USDA conservation programs, senator suggests – March 24, 2021

Climate mitigation on USDA conservation programs, senator suggests The government should use USDA conservation programs as the starting point for climate mitigation on the farm and “tread lightly” with unproven ideas like a carbon bank, said the senior Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday.   USDA hits ‘pause’… Continue reading