Imperial Valley News
USDA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Join Forces to Promote Agriculture Jobs and Farming and Ranching to Military Veterans
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday announced a joint agreement with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to increase employment opportunities in the agricultural sector for military veterans and their spouses.
USDA, Partners to Invest $720 Million in Large-Scale, Targeted Conservation Projects Across the Nation
Savannah, Georgia - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack yesterday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and partners across the nation together will direct up to $720 million towards 84 conservation projects that will help communities improve water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. These projects make up the second round of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) created by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Washington, DC - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has allocated $58.25 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill.
Pasadena, California - New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise.
Palermo, Italy - UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, on a criminal trial in Palermo, Italy, that ended with the successful dismantling of a migrant smuggling network. While operational, the criminal network stretched across 12 countries and two continents and was responsible for the loss of 300 lives off the coast of Lampedusa in 2013.