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The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA) is the United States federal executive department responsible for developing and executing U.S. federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and abroad.


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USDA Home Loans Funded Through the Recovery Act Exceeds 50,000; New York Home Loans...

Combined Rural Development Recovery Act Funding in New York Now Exceeds $120 Million. SYRACUSE, N.Y. - August 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that the number of home loans funded through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) has now exceeded 50,000. The announcement was made yesterday in Washington, D.C. by Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan.

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Homeless Activists Disrupt City Budget Hearing to Demand Mayor’s ‘Housing New...

As the City of New York negotiates the housing budget amidst an unprecedented homelessness crisis, homeless activists from the House Our Future NY campaign interrupted a budget hearing held by the City Council’s Housing and Buildings Committee. Led by Nathylin Flowers Adesegun–the homeless 73-year old