Imperial Valley News Center
Ames, Iowa - In a meeting with new and beginning farmers at Iowa State University today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new investment of $17.8 million for 37 projects to help educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The investment is made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Since 2009, USDA has invested more than $126 million into projects targeting new and beginning farmers and ranchers through BFRDP.
Education Secretary King Announces 7 Teachers, 3 Principals Selected for 2016-17 Teacher and Principal Ambassador Fellowships
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced the names of seven teachers and three principals who will comprise the U.S. Department of Education's 2016 cohort of Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellows. Two of the teachers and one of the principals will serve as full-time employees at the Department's headquarters in Washington, D.C., while seven will remain in their schools and participate on a part-time basis.
Miami, Florida - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with Florida health officials on investigating cases of locally transmitted Zika virus. An additional area of active Zika transmission has been identified in a section of Miami Beach, in addition to the area of active Zika transmission near Wynwood. The Florida Department of Health has also identified at least four other instances of apparently mosquito-borne Zika in Miami-Dade County, and has reported an increase in travel-related cases.
Death Valley, California - Death Valley National Park has been celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service with events all year, and will continue to do so in the coming months. From the BioBlitz to the Celestial Centennial this spring, Death Valley has been busy celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service. Events will continue during the rest of the year, including a birthday party in August and a weekend commemorating the National Historic Preservation Act in October. From August 25-28 all National Parks will waive entrances fees, making Founder's Day weekend the perfect time to visit Death Valley and other National Park sites!
Chicago, Illinois - If there is one meal that exemplifies the differences among generations, it’s dinner, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Each group’s motivations, needs, and wants when it comes to dinner are as varied as their taste in music, according to a recently released generational study published by The NPD Group.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce asked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to return to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) its proposal to collect employee compensation and hours-worked data from employers.
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