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U of I to Lead Farm Bill Education Coalition

U of I to Lead Farm Bill Education Coalition

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The University of Illinois will lead one of two coalitions announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop online tools to inform farmers and others involved in agriculture about programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.

The Department of Agriculture says the U of I will use $3 million and lead a group that includes Texas A&M University and the University of Missouri to develop new online tools and to train extension agents who can help farmers.

Another $3 million will go to state cooperative extension services. They will use the money to conduct educational meetings expected to begin this summer.

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