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USDA Issues CRP Payments

USDA Issues CRP Payments The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing $1.68 billion in payments to agricultural producers and landowners for the 21.9 million acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers establish long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such…

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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu. In a typical year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations,…

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What to Expect of Your Social Security Increase

What to Expect of Your Social Security Increase 2021 Benefits Are Increasing, But There’s Simply Not a Lot of Excitement Among Social Security Recipients For tens of millions of Americans, there isn’t a program that bears more importance to their financial well-being than Social Security. According to the Social Security Administration, 62 percent of current…

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USDA Authorizes $500M More for Food Distribution During Pandemic

USDA Authorizes $500M More for Food Distribution During Pandemic After Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue calling for an additional round of contracts for the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, the USDA announced the authorization of $500 million to the quality food distribution program.…

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Trump’s Economic Recovery Shows Resilience

Trump’s Economic Recovery Shows Resilience Under the Trump Administration, America Is Witnessing the Fastest Labor Market Recovery from Any Economic crisis in History, to Date. The U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs in August, roughly in-line with market expectations. With the record-breaking job gains in May (+2.7 million), June (+4.8 million), July (+1.7 million), and…

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New Sex Offender Registry Requirements Issued by Feds

New Sex Offender Registry Requirements Issued by Feds The Justice Department announced a new regulation Monday spelling out detailed nationwide requirements for sex offender registration under a law Congress passed in 2006. The regulation, which stems from the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, requires convicted sex offenders to register in the states in…

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Hawley, Blumenthal Call for DOJ Investigation into Zoom, TikTok

Hawley, Blumenthal Call for DOJ Investigation into Zoom, TikTok TU.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers calling for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an investigation into Zoom and TikTok for reported violations of Americans’ civil liberties and of their close ties…

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