USDA Announces $16.2 Million to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

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USDA Announces $16.2 Million to Support Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will issue $16.2 million in grants (PDF, 325 KB) to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance to underserved and veteran farmers and ranchers. This funding is available through the USDA’s Outreach…

USDA Invests $152 Million to Improve Broadband Service in 14 States

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Press Release USDA Invests $152 Million to Improve Broadband Service in 14 States Projects will Provide High-Speed Communications Technology to Support Economic and Educational Opportunities WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects (PDF, 121 KB)…

Health Benefits Of Potatoes

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Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is a root vegetable crop that belongs to the Solanaceae family. It is underground tuber. It grows on the roots in the soil. It relates to tomatoes, eggplant, nightshade and pepper. Potato leaves are poisonous because plants that belong to Solanaceae contain solanine(a poisonous chemical). However most of the edible plants in…

12 AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF YAM

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#Food Crop# Yams # Tuber# botanical name- Dioscorea rotundata Yam(Dioscorea) is the most undervalued food packed with amazing expensive nutrients. It is a tuber food crop mostly known of its carbohydrate content but research proves otherwise. Yam has been surprisingly found to contain vitamins, minerals and even some omega 3 & 6 content. It originated…