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USDA Invests $2.3 Million in Broadband for Rural Eastern Nevada

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Residents of Pilot Peak, Burbank, Pleasant Valley and Montello Areas Will Receive High-Speed Internet Connections MONTELLO, Nev., Feb. 25, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Nevada State Director Philip Cowee announced USDA has invested $2.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 273…

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Secretary Perdue Announces New FSIS Leadership

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(Washington, D.C, February 25, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Paul Kiecker to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). Mr. Kiecker will be assuming the role following the departure of Administrator Carmen Rottenberg, who is departing federal service…

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USDA Invests $9.1 Million in Broadband for Rural South Carolina Communities

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COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 25, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Carolina State Director Debbie Turbeville announced USDA has invested $9.1 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for 6,251 homes in rural Kershaw County. This is one of many funding announcements in the first round of…

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USDA and USTR Announce Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

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Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0164.20 Contact: USDA PressEmail: press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced today that China has taken numerous actions to begin implementing its agriculture-related commitments under the landmark U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement on…

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Mexico's Peso Shines Even as Economy Wobbles

At first blush, the reasons for this overperformance are not overwhelmingly obvious. The Mexican economy contracted 0.1% in 2019 and the Mexican yield curve remains inverted, suggesting a likelihood of further weakness ahead (Figure 2).  The yield curve slope is positively correlated with future growth in all four of Latin America’s Big Four currencies (Figure…

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USDA Invests $3.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Beaverhead County

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WISDOM, Mont., Feb. 24, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Charles Robison joined Rep. Greg Gianforte to announce USDA has invested $3.3 million in a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 142 homes, businesses, farms and ranches in Beaverhead County. This is one…

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Demographic Challenges to Growth

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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USDA Invests $5 Million in Broadband for Rural Georgia Communities

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CLAXTON, Ga., Feb. 21, 2020 – Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a $5 million investment in two, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 1,221 rural households, 32 pre-subscribed businesses and 20 pre-subscribed farms in McIntosh and Evans counties in Georgia. This is one of many funding announcements in…

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USDA Invests Nearly $24 Million for Broadband in Utah’s Uintah Basin

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WHITEROCKS, Utah, Feb. 20, 2020 – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy visited Big Run Ranches to announce a $23.6 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will build an all-fiber network that will serve more than 3,000 farms, businesses and homes spread over more…

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