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$8 Million Dollars to Guam for Agriculture Programs

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Guam, Hawaii, and other island have been awarded funds dedicate towards agriculture.  These funds are here to help, educate, and protect the local environments.

Guam will be getting some federal funding in the following areas:

Brown Tree Snake$657,000 to fund the USDA’s Wildlife Services program in Hawai’i, Guam, and the Pacific Islands which, in large part, helps prevent movement of Brown Tree Snakes from Guam to Hawai’i. The Brown Tree Snake has devastated Guam’s endemic bird species; the snakes’ introduction into Hawai’i, with its rich biodiversity and large number of endangered bird species that exist nowhere else on earth, would be an ecological disaster.

$6,677,000 to fund Tropical and Subtropical Research in the Pacific and Caribbean Basin. The grant supports collaborative efforts to address the unique challenges and opportunities faced by farmers in the tropical and subtropical regions of the United States. (Funds go to the Universities of Hawai’i and Guam on the Pacific side and Universities of Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands on the Caribbean side).

$349,000 to fund Agricultural Development in the American Pacific to support sustainable agricultural development in Hawaii and the U.S. territories through research and extension efforts at the University of Hawaii, University of Guam, Northern Marianas College, College of Micronesia, and American Samoa Community College.

Looks like most of these funds will be going to UOG.  I also took a look at the congressional report.  I left a copy for you in my references.

References:
http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/19022/76/

Agriculture Rural Development Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Bill 2010 Appropriations

Edel Alonhttp://edelalon.com
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.

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