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Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

Farm Bill reauthorization could increase USDA’s protection of source water

June 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm 0 comments

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a GOP-supported Farm Bill reauthorization plan that would increase the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) focus on protecting sources of drinking water from farm runoff. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) contains a number of provisions backed by the Association of MetropolitanRead More

Maras to lead Association of Regional Water Organizations

Maras to lead Association of Regional Water Organizations

February 5, 2018 at 10:37 am 0 comments

The Association of Regional Water Organizations (ARWO) has tapped Jim Maras to lead the federal advocacy group as its new executive director. Maras brings to ARWO 30 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Jim Maras’ vast experience with rural water development and knowledge of the industryRead More

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

Senate Dems float $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan

January 30, 2017 at 7:30 am 1 comment

Water and wastewater infrastructure funding programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) would receive an additional $110 billion over the next 10 years as part of a massive $1 trillion infrastructure spending plan unveiled by Senate Democrats in January.  A Blueprint to RebuildRead More

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

USDA to Invest $331 Million for Rural Clean Water

November 14, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $331 million in 85 projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 39 states and American Samoa. Community infrastructure investments are a key piece of USDA’s mission to support America’s ruralRead More