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Owens calls on USDA to assist North Country counties affected by floods
April 18, 2014
Today, Congressman Bill Owens called on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide any appropriate assistance to North Country counties affected by recent flooding. A USDA disaster declaration would make low-interest emergency loans available to affected farmers. “Agriculture plays a critical role in the North Country economy,” said Rep. Owens. “I urge USDA to work closely with New York State to ensure that all appropriate resources are made available to the farmers in our region. As wit... More
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Owens announces Northern Border Commission grant funding opportunities
April 17, 2014
Today, Congressman Bill Owens announced the availability of grant funds through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Grants will be awarded to projects that develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation, or promote renewable or alternative energy production. “Northern Border Regional Commission grants strengthen local economies and encourage job creation and workf... More
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Owens Announces nearly $500,000 in USDA Grant Funds for Clarkson University Research in Small Farms Technology
April 10, 2014
Congressman Bill Owens announced today that a Clarkson University project in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been awarded $499,124 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The grant will provide funding for research into anaerobic digesters that help break down organic waste for use in energy production. “Clarkson University has long been a leader in agricultural technology research in our region,” Congressman Bi... More
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Owens Leads Capitol Hill Discussion on Jobs, Economic Benefits of Improving Border Services at U.S. Ports of Entry
April 4, 2014
Yesterday, Congressman Bill Owens hosted a panel discussion titled, “Investing in 21st Century Trade Infrastructure: Modernizing our Borders to Expand Trade, Create American Jobs and Promote Economic Growth.” The event was organized by the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, which Owens co-chairs, and the Congressional Border Caucus, which is comprised of Members of Congress representing districts on the southern U.S. border. The panel focused on implementing efficient border procedures and in... More
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Owens Announces Customs and Border Protection Increases at New York Crossings
April 3, 2014
Following the recent announcement of border staffing increases, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released the estimated number of additional officers to be placed at ports of entry in the North Country by the end of fiscal year 2015. Estimates from CBP for staffing increases at each port of entry are as follows: Alexandria Bay: 20 Champlain: 20 “Canadian tourism and trade account for thousands of New York jobs and billions of dollars in U.S. economic activity every year. Providing these m... More
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