fertilizer production

USDA Announces Fertilizer Production Grants

Dan Fertilizer, USDA-RD

While speaking at the annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $500 million in grants is available to increase American-made fertilizer production. It’s an effort to spur competition and combat price hikes on U.S. farmers caused by the war in Ukraine. “Under the leadership of President Biden and Vice President …


Applications Open for Rural High-Speed Internet Program

Dan High-Speed Internet/Broadband, Technology, This Land of Ours, USDA-RD

Helping households get high speed internet. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA is accepting applications for the ReConnect Program loans and grants to expand access to high-speed internet. The agency is making over $1 billion available for the program, a critical piece of the effort to connect every American to affordable and reliable high-speed internet. Congress approved …


Funding to Boost Biofuel Sales

Dan Biofuels/Energy, This Land of Ours, USDA-RD

A national push to increase sales of biofuels. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA is accepting applications for $100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. USDA is making the funding available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).This program seeks to market higher blends of ethanol …