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  • Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

    When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.
  • USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies

    USDA proposes definition of farming, limiting some subsidies
    The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash. Congress charged the Agriculture Department last year with creating a...

    USDA awards grants to support schools serving healthier meals, snacks

    USDA awards grants to support schools serving healthier meals, snacks
    WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be awarding over $30 million in grants to help schools prepare healthy meals for their children. Twenty-five million dollars in grants...

    States to test ways to send food stamp recipients to work

    New federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance. The grants, announced Friday in Georgia by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack,...

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