USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small spoke at the Midwest Agriculture Summit in West Fargo. Her agency is trying to simplify the application process. “Thankfully, we’ve got real partners in Congress who are asking us to help simplify some of these 71 different programs.” Torres Small says there is an opportunity to reduce red tape and “investing in partners that will help make those grant programs a little easier to access.” Torres Small is in line to be the next USDA deputy secretary.
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