United States Department of Agriculture
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Through various programs authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill, USDA makes grants, loans and payments to eligible applicants for a variety of purposes. These programs cover a wide range of agricultural production and other activities and are administered by a number of agencies within USDA. As an example, the Farm Service Agency administers the Crop Assistance Program. Programs provided by USDA support also business development, construction of community facilities, such as libraries, schools, and public safety buildings, and provide funds to buy and improve homes. In recent years USDA has played a significant and growing role in the production of bioenergy from renewable fuel sources. Within this range of issues, help USDA be more transparent, collaborative and participatory by sharing new ideas and participating in the discussion here.


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Seeds For Wic

: Loans, Grants and Payments
: wic, vegtables
Wic gives out coupons to buy fresh produce why dont we give out plants and seeds for them grow there own food
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Create a loan for Online Business

: Loans, Grants and Payments
: online business
would like to create a loan for online businesses

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Offset losses

: Loans, Grants and Payments
: farm programs, loss to government
If someone had a loss to the government they should not continue to receive government payments until that loss is repaid, regardless if it was a different Agency/program, or if bankruptcy was involved.
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providing incentive financing mechanism for energy efficient homes

: Loans, Grants and Payments
: energymortgage, greenmortgages, private sector
the gov needs to get behind a national plan for financing green homes,energy efficient homes for the nation.
currently all private lenders have a zero incentive to orginate an energymortgage/greenmortgage. the private market earns more money orginating a plain vanilla mortgage.
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Identifying Additives on Label / Pink Slime
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Do not deregulate genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa
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GMO'S ARE UNLABELED, UNTESTED AND DANGEROUS
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If anyone from the USDA reads this, please explain why you would do this
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All GMO
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NO GMOs
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Almond Irradiation
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STOP Approving poison gmo crops! Stop subsidizing gmo crops!
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Elimination of Puppy Mills
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Severe confinement
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APHIS NEEDS TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC WHEN THEY GET A COMPLAINT ON ANY BIRD OR ANIMAL BEFORE THEY COME IN AND KILL THEM

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