Promoting Local Agriculture and Rural Development

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Applauds Nearly $500,000 to Help Rural Businesses Expand Energy Efficiency Efforts

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), alongside U.S. Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), applauded $499,120 from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development headed to Clean Energy NH and Plymouth Area Energy Initiative to help rural New Hampshire small businesses and agricultural producers apply for…

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Nearly $3 Million Recently Awarded to the Northern Border Regional Commission

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) alongside U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded $3 million in federal funds recently awarded to support the Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) efforts to foster economic development across the states of New Hampshire, Maine, New York and Vermont. These funds,…

Reps. Kuster and Tiffany Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Domestic Hardwood Products

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Washington, D.C. — Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Tom Tiffany (WI-07) introduced bipartisan legislation to support domestic hardwood products. H.R. 6880, the Hardwood Products Access and Development Program Act, permits the Secretary of Agriculture to authorize grants that bolster domestic industry efforts and research that directly supports end-user…

Kuster, Shaheen, Hassan Join Energy Secretary Granholm in Nashua to Highlight Energy Efficiency Initiatives

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(Nashua, NH) – Today, U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02), as well as U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm at Turn Cycle Solutions in Nashua, New Hampshire, to discuss the work being done to enhance energy efficiency initiatives across the state, as well as highlight the impact of federal investments…

Kuster Bill to Expand 5G Connectivity Heads to President’s Desk

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**Kuster spoke in support of this legislation in the Energy and Commerce Committee**   Washington, D.C. — This week, the House passed the 5G Spectrum Authority Licensing Enforcement (SALE) Act, sending it to the president’s desk. This legislation, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) cosponsored in the House, would temporarily grant the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

NBRC Announces Initiative to Bring Physicians To Rural Areas of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York

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The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announces the launch of its J-1 Visa Waiver Program in collaboration with Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont in an ongoing effort to provide rural and underserved areas with adequate access to quality, affordable healthcare. The new program will help address the national healthcare provider shortage by easing the visa…

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Nearly $300,000 from USDA to Support Rural Development

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   Concord, N.H. – Today, the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation applauded $297,000 heading to the state from USDA Rural Development. Specifically, $47,000 was awarded to the Merrimack County Conservation District to help develop and market Brookford Farms and $250,000 to Robie Farm in Grafton to support expansion and development.   “Rural businesses, producers, and…

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds $1.9 Million in USDA Funding for Rural Energy Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded $1,966,511 in USDA funding heading to New Hampshire through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and further funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, REAP provides guaranteed…

New Hampshire Delegation Welcomes Nearly $500,000 to Expand Energy Efficiency Efforts in Rural Communities

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $499,128 is heading to Clean Energy NH to support the expansion of their work to assist  small businesses and agricultural producers in New Hampshire’s rural communities with energy efficiency and renewable energy…

Kuster, Welch, Fetterman, McGovern Introduce Legislation To Streamline Nutrition Paperwork Applications, Cut Costs

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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), alongside Senators Peter Welch (D-VT) and John Fetterman (D-PA) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), introduced the Streamlining Nutrition Paperwork Act of 2023. The legislation modernizes the existing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Act (SNAP), which helps low-income individuals and families by providing monthly benefits…