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Ponderosa Receives USDA Funding for Fiber Optic Upgrades

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O’NEALS — Ponderosa Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded funding to improve its rural infrastructure. This award will assist in Ponderosa’s mission of delivering quality communications solutions by moving its customers from a copper-based network to a fiber-optic connection. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a $6.4 million loan and a $6.4 million grant ...

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Jordan College Receives Grants for Research and Training

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FRESNO STATE — The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State received two of only nine grants awarded nationwide from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture to expand efforts to educate students and conduct agricultural research and other activities. The college received nearly $900,000 of the $4 million in Capacity Building Grants ...

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Fresno State Leads Dairy Innovation Project With USDA Grant

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FRESNO STATE — Fresno State graduate student Daniel Olmos is channeling his love of science and food to integrate two of his favorite campus farm products into his graduate research project. Working with food science and nutrition faculty Dr. Carmen Licon Cano, the Fresno native Olmos is creating a new, wine-infused cheese product that he hopes to produce at the ...

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