Broadband Grants for Georgia Counties and Reactions to India's Trade Announcement
**Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the USDA have announced grants totaling more than $24 million to expand broadband access in seven Georgia Counties.
www.gfb.org reports, Kemp announced nearly $15 million in preliminary grant awards for broadband internet expansion through the second round of the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program.
These awards will improve connectivity in Calhoun, Echols, Miller and Webster counties.
**Ag producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after planting should make an appointment with their local USDA office before the deadline, which for many is July 17.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency also reminds producers with login access to www.farmers.gov of several features that can expedite acreage reporting.
Producers can contact their FSA county office for acreage reporting deadlines specific to their county.
**Farmers for Free Trade issued a statement responding to the resolution of a number of trade disputes between India and the U.S.
Executive Director Brian Kuehl (KEEL) says, while there has long been frustration over unnecessary barriers to the
Indian market, this announcement is a positive step forward.
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says, producers will now be able to increase sales of apples, chickpeas, lentils, almonds, and walnuts to one of America’s top trading partners.