USDA increases programs reaching underserved communities


Last updated 10/13/2021 at 9:47am

from U.S. Department of Agriculture

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday a trio of awards totaling nearly $25 million in grants and cooperative agreements intended to ensure broader access and participation in USDA programs and services for historically underserved farmers and ranchers.

The efforts are the latest in a series of announcements building momentum around USDA’s historic commitment to root out generations of systemic racism, center equity in decision-making and policymaking, lower barriers to access and ensure USDA programming is inclusive of...

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