The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Tuesday it could appoint “socially disadvantaged” farmers in six Arizona counties where the elected county committees may be lacking in representation by women and minorities.Read More »
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A federal agency is backing a request from Gov. Jan Brewer to declare a drought disaster that will help ranchers and farmers.Read More »
Arizona is set to get $5.2 million in disaster aid from the Department of Agriculture.Read More »
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has asked Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to suspend U.S. Forest Service hearings on the proposed Rosemont Copper mine and start over.Read More »
Keeping rural arizona ‘Afloat’: USDA development program provided $750 million to bolster outlying areas
The three most prevalent words in politics these days are jobs, jobs, jobs.
On one hand, incumbents are doing and saying what they think they should in order to hang onto their jobs, and challengers are scurrying about trying to figure out ways to snatch those jobs for their very own.
But the jobs that really matter are the ones that constituents still have, are in danger of losing, have lost or are applying for.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack got a firsthand look Wednesday at the hundreds of square miles in New Mexico and Arizona that have been ravaged by wildfire in recent weeks, including an area burning near the nation's premier nuclear weapons laboratory.Read More »