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This marks the third season USDA Forest Service Christmas Tree permits have been available through Recreation.gov. The ability to purchase permits online can be more convenient and provide another option for visitors interested in harvesting their own holiday tree. Permits are also available at all Bighorn National Forest Offices in Buffalo, Greybull, and Sheridan. Every…

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Wyoming State Director Glenn Pauley is celebrating National Rural Health Day with recent investments awarded in Wyoming. “Rural Development takes pride in funding projects that will help build up rural communities,” Pauley says. “When improved access to rural health care is a focus, we help everyone in the…

Governor Mark Gordon’s leadership in protecting private agricultural lands and migratory big game populations was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today with the signing of the Wyoming Wildlife Habitat Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, Wyoming and the USDA agreed to invest “technical capacity and resources in the conservation, restoration, management,…

U.S.D.A. Rural Development Wyoming State Director Glenn Pauley announced the Department is awarding $9.59 million to provide high-speed internet access for rural residents and businesses in Wyoming. The funding is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to investing in rural infrastructure and providing reliable, affordable, high-speed internet. U.S.D.A. is making the investments through the third…

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the USDA is accepting applications for “$100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. agricultural products. USDA plans to make funding available through the “Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program” or HBIIP. This program markets higher blends of…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) welcomed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which will deliver $19.5 billion in new conservation funding to support “climate-smart agriculture.” The historic funding will bolster the new steps that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today to improve opportunities for nutrient management. NRCS will target funding to…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small has announced the USDA will now accept applications for cooperative agreements to help eligible entities provide planning, training, and technical assistance to foster placemaking activities in rural and Tribal communities. Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) is making the funds available. The USDA…

The Forest Service is celebrating “countless hours of advocacy, negation, hard work, and downright grit” with its recent success of making good on its promise of higher pay for firefighters. According to the USDA and the Forest Service, “By the end of June 2022, USDA Forest Service wildland firefighters on the roles prior to May…

From Brian Schroeder, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction: “On May 5, 2022, President Biden’s U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that all state and local agencies funded by its sub-agency, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), ‘must’ update its non-discrimination policies to include new provisions for ‘gender identity and sexual orientation,’ or risk the loss of…

U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering, nationwide, waivers to help people access infant formula for families in need as states distribute formula made available by the Biden-Harris Administration’s “Operation Fly Formula.” According to a statement from the Administration, “The Operation Fly Formula shipments will transport the equivalent of up to 1.5 million 8-ounce bottles of…


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