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USDA To Hold Series of Fall Forums to Discuss High Priority Issues
USAgNet - 08/19/2016

U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA would be providing $17.8 million in funding for 37 projects through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program.

As part of the discussing this investment, he also announced that USDA would hold a series of forums over the next few months to get feedback from stakeholders about high priority issues and to prepare for the transition to the next presidential Administration, reports the National Association of Wheat Growers.

While specific details haven't yet been released, the announcement indicates that the forums will focus on different topics including land tenure and the next generation of agriculture, climate change, export markets, local and regional food systems, and agricultural research.

These sessions will be held in partnership with universities across the country.

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