Ag Department Meets President's Goal

Ag Department Meets President's Goal

More than 200 projects in last 100 days.

On the 200th day since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an additional $172.5 million in funding for water and environmental projects in 24 states. Vilsack also announced that USDA has met the President's directive and has funded more than 200 water and environmental projects since the 100th day of the Recovery Act.


To date, USDA has announced $1.64 billion in loans and grants for similar projects. Altogether, the Department has announced $27.8 billion of the $28.0 billion in Recovery Act projects, benefiting people throughout the country.

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