USDA Funds Dakotas Schools to Educate Farmers on Farm Bill

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Two universities in the Dakotas are getting federal money to educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says $3 million is being doled out to extension services nationwide for outreach and education on the new farm legislation.
The money will fund meetings where producers can talk with extension agents and Farm Service Agency staff about their options. The meetings are to begin in late summer.
About $44,000 is going to the North Dakota State University Extension Service and about $46,000 is going to the service at South Dakota State.
The Agriculture Department also is providing $3 million for officials at other universities to develop online tools for producers and train experts to educate farmers.


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