Farm Service Agency

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Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency is listed in the Fruit & Vegetable Growers & Shippers category in Sidney, Ohio. Displayed below are the social networks for Farm Service Agency which include a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of Farm Service Agency on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 79.

Contact information for Farm Service Agency is:
820 Fair Rd
Sidney, OH 45365
(937) 492-6520

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Farm Service Agency has an overall ZapScore of 79. This means that Farm Service Agency has a higher ZapScore than 79% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Sidney, Ohio is 40 and in the Fruit & Vegetable Growers & Shippers category is 26. Learn more about ZapScore

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Women in Ag From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly 1 million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. Together, these women are generating $12.9 billion in annual agricultural sales. Women are scientists, economists, foresters, veterinarians, and conservationists. Women are in the boardrooms and the corner offices of international enterprises, and are the owners and operators of small businesses. Women are property owners and managers. Women are policymakers and standard bearers. Women are involved in every aspect of agriculture. Women in agriculture: this is the place for you. https://newfarmers.usda.gov/women-in-ag
From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly 1 million women are working America’s lands. That is nearly a third of our nation’s farmers. Together, these women are gener...

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue meets with Minister Christian Schmidt, German Minister of Food & Agriculture at the USDA headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 23, 2017. USDA photo by Preston Keres

USDA Awards Loans to Build and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure WASHINGTON, May 25, 2017 – Acting Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning today announced that USDA is providing more than a quarter billion dollars in loans for rural electric infrastructure improvements. “These loans will help improve the delivery of reliable electricity, and will help ensure that rural areas nationwide can prosper economically and benefit from today’s technologies to meet tomorrow’s needs,” Glendenning said. The loans are being provided through the Electric Program of the Rural Utilities Service. They will support the construction or improvement of 1,369 miles of transmission and distribution line. They include $22.4 million for smart grid technologies to increase system efficiency and reliability. Smart Grid increases the reliability of electric power by helping utilities better manage power needs and supply, and improve operational efficiencies. It includes metering, substation automation, computer applications, two-way communications, geospatial information systems and other improvements. Georgia’s Greystone Power Corp. will use a $90.3 million infrastructure loan to connect more than 8,000 customers and build 148 miles of distribution line. The loan includes $9.1 million for smart grid investments. The upgrades will help Greystone continue to meet its customers’ needs, such as those of agricultural and industrial businesses that are credited with driving the economic growth in Greystone’s eight-county service territory. Indiana’s Whitewater Valley Rural Electric Membership Corp. will use a $10 million loan to upgrade 111 miles of line and make system improvements. The loan includes $125,000 in smart grid technologies. Michigan’s Great Lakes Energy Cooperative is receiving a $47.7 million loan to build or improve 709 miles of line for 3,000 new consumers. The loan includes $4.6 million for smart grid technologies. Minnesota’s Wild Rice Electric Cooperative Inc. will use a $14.7 million loan to build or improve 121 miles of line and finance $3.3 million in smart grid technologies. Ohio’s Logan County Cooperative Power and Light Association will use a $4.3 million loan to build 40 miles of line and invest more than $428,000 in smart grid technologies. Also in Ohio, Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative will use a $9.4 million loan to build nearly 50 miles of line and invest $947,000 in smart grid technologies. The Northwestern Electric Cooperative in Oklahoma will use a $25 million loan to build 155 miles of line and invest $3.9 million in smart grid technologies. North Dakota’s Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. will use a $50.4 million loan to build or improve nearly 35 miles of transmission line. The Electric Program is the successor to the Rural Electrification Administration. It makes loans and loan guarantees to nonprofit and cooperative associations, public bodies and other utilities to help finance the construction of electric distribution and generation facilities in rural areas. USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; homeownership; community services such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is excited to announce the Verification Response Rate Challenge for school meals! We are asking school food authority and State agency staff to share success stories and innovative ideas on increasing household response rates in the annual verification process for school meals. Background Every year, SFAs process about 5 million free and reduced-price meal applications. Of those, thousands of applications are chosen for eligibility verification, and notices are sent to the households asking them to confirm their eligibility (e.g., provide income documentation). In School Year 2015-2016, 40 percent of households that were contacted for verification did not respond to verification requests. The households that did not respond became ineligible for meal benefits, even if they met the income requirements. Creative Solutions Many SFAs across the country have created solutions that have improved household response rates. We would like to hear from you! Your creative solutions may help other school districts increase their verification response rates, reducing the risk that eligible children lose access to program benefits. The Challenge The “Verification Response Rate Challenge” is a public forum for SFA and State agency staff to exchange ideas on how to increase household response in the annual verification process. Here are three ways you can help: 1. Share your verification success stories or ideas on Challenge.Gov by June 15, 2017. 2. Build on others’ submissions with constructive feedback and suggestions by June 15, 2017. 3. Vote for your favorite solution between June 16-22, 2017. The goal is to encourage dialog, refine ideas, and implement strategies that work. FNS is using Challenge.Gov to make the Verification Response Rate Challenge fun and encourage participation. Be Creative! All types of submissions are welcome, including simple text entries, short videos, short stories, and more. Contest judges, including SNA President Becky Domokos-Bays and FNS Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Programs Cindy Long, will select the winning submissions. Up to seven winners (Potential Game Changer, Popular Choice, Best Documented, and Honorable Mention) will be highlighted at SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference in Atlanta in July 2017. Please join us in solving the verification response problem and please forward this message to your colleagues. Submissions for the Challenge (and discussion comments) will be accepted through June 15, 2017 at 2pm, EST. Voting closes on June 22, 2017 at 2pm, EST. Visit http://ow.ly/hOqH30c2GWn


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