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Acting Under Secretary to Outline Rural Energy for America Program Awards in National Conference call

Over 600 projects in 42 States and two Territories to be Announced

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2013 – Tomorrow, Thursday, August 15th, Acting Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien will outline USDA funding for over 600 projects in 42 states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, use renewable energy technologies in their operations and/or conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. Grant and loan funding is made available through USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which is authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill.

Date:  August 15, 2013

Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Eastern

 

PRESS CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT ACCESS:

 

Audio Bridge Number: 888-628-9523

PASSCODE: REAP (Given Verbally)

Trouble number – 202-720-8560

 

All callers using the above passcode will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

All speakers please identify yourself as the speaker after dialing in.  Speakers will be placed in a pre-conference prior to the start of the call.  You will be fully interactive once the conference begins.

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