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Expanding The Summer Meals Program

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants to expand a program that helps feed low income children when school is out for summer.

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Television Feature production includes a weekly satellite feed for news and farm broadcasters covering USDA events and activities. We write and produce TV features, prepare video segments and provide coverage of news conferences, agency information campaigns and vital messages. USDA-TV Features are aired regularly on the nation's leading agricultural broadcast networks. Stories cover mission messages including trade, biotechnology, rural development, research, water quality, nutrition, food safety, national forests, conservation, cooperative extension, small farms, and marketing.

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USDA was appropriated $28 billion (3.5 percent) of the package. The Act provides $19.7 billion to increase the monthly amount of nutrition assistance to 31.8 million people. Enables expanded opportunities for broadband loans and grants to rural communities. Expands funding opportunities to develop water and waste facilities.
Provides funding to protect and conserve the nation's forests and farm land.
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