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Fiscal Turbulence Ahead?

A confluence of fiscal and monetary hot spots could mean heightened risk and a more volatile ride ahead for interest rate markets.

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USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Ida

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Ida that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. USDA…

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Statement from Secretary Vilsack on USDA Quarterly Trade Forecast

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s quarterly trade forecast released yesterday shows that U.S. agricultural exports not only continue at a record-setting pace for fiscal year 2021, but that they will eclipse the 2021 total in fiscal year 2022. The August forecast is USDA’s first look at expected exports for FY…

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USDA Assists Farmers, Ranchers, and Communities Affected by Recent Flooding in Tennessee

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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2021 – To help residents, farmers, and ranchers affected by the recent flooding in Tennessee, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state, and county offices are responding and providing a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance…

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USDA Statement on the Affordable Housing Crisis

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WASHINGTON, August 25, 2021 — As the nation continues to grapple with an affordable housing crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, USDA is committed to supporting our tenants and owners. In addition to previous actions taken by the Biden Administration, USDA will now offer: Additional support to property owners waiting to receive the U.S. Treasury’s…

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USDA Announces Proposed Framework for Advancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases through the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON, August 24, 2021 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dedicating $300 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to conduct surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging and zoonotic diseases in susceptible animals and build an early warning system to alert public health partners to potential threats so they can take steps sooner to…

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