Promoting Local Agriculture and Rural Development

Kuster, Fudge Lead Letter Calling on Agriculture Department to Step Up Civil Rights Enforcement

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Marcia Fudge (OH-11) led a group of 20 Members of Congress in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Assistant Secretary Devon Westhill. The Members urged Westhill, who assumed office on Monday, to improve USDA civil rights enforcement and protect the rights of USDA workers and program applicants to the full extent and lette... Read more »

Crossing the aisle to fund our government and support Granite State workers

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, Giving Thanks and Sharing Holiday Cheer with our Veterans This week I had the pleasure of sharing some holiday cheer with Granite State veterans as part of my seventh annual Holiday Cards for Heroes program. It was my honor to meet the residents of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, where I delivered student-made cards to help say “thank you” to our veterans. These beautiful h... Read more »

Kuster Wins Increase in Northern Border Regional Commission Funding Included in Government Spending Bill

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Earlier this week, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded passage of a government funding bill that included an increase in funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Kuster led a bipartisan call for a $3 million increase for the successful economic development program. The NBRC will now be funded at $25 million per year. The NBRC provided more than $3 million in funding to projects ... Read more »

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $300,000 in Federal Funds for Rural Development Projects in Cheshire and Coos Counties

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $300,000 in federal grants for a variety of projects throughout Cheshire and Coos Counties that invest in rural community development. Specifically, ... Read more »

Kuster, Shaheen and Hassan Announce $30,000 USDA Rural Development Grant for Franklin

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(Concord, NH) — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded the City of Franklin a $30,000 grant. The funding will be used to help further economic development in the city. Specifically, Franklin is hoping to attract investors to finish the re-purp... Read more »

An incredible story

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, Honoring Those Who Have Served I was deeply honored to present a Purple Heart and Prisoner of War Medal to the family of Private First Class Lawrence Minnehan on Tuesday. Lawrence was captured in battle in January 1945 and became a prisoner of war before escaping and reconnecting with allied troops. His story is truly incredible, and we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to him and al... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces $250K in Federal Funding for Littleton through NBRC

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the town of Littleton has been awarded $250,000 in funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in partnership with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The award will allow for the acquisition and d... Read more »

Never forget

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Dear Friend, Never Forget On Wednesday, people across the country paused to remember the lives that were lost 18 years ago during the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In addition to mourning those who were lost, we honor the brave men and women who saved so many in our greatest time of need – we will carry them in our hearts forever. But remembering is not enough. As my friend Sen... Read more »

Discussing the issues that matter

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Dear Friend, Supporting Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery On Tuesday, I toured the Monadnock Region “Doorway” run by Cheshire Medical Center in Keene and met with leadership and clinicians to discuss the center’s efforts to support substance misuse treatment and recovery in the area. This visit is part of my hospital and healthcare listening tour, which I launched in February. As a member of... Read more »

Facing climate change, area farmers sow solutions

| Posted in In the News

Nature has always thwarted farmers’ plans. But the changing climate makes things even less predictable. That was one of the messages of a forum featuring U.S. Rep. Ann M. Kuster in Keene Tuesday, which focused on small farmers’ responses to climate change. “The weather’s not been predictable,” said Steve Normanton, a Litchfield-based farmer who used to have a farm in Jaffrey. “Sometimes we have l... Read more »