(WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2019) – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched two new features on farmers.gov to help customers manage their farm loans and navigate the application process for H2A visas.

“Customer service is our top priority at USDA and these new features will help our customers as they manage their farm loans and navigate the H-2A temporary agricultural visa program,” said Secretary Perdue. “In my travels across the country, I have consistently heard people express a desire for greater use of technology in the way we deliver programs at USDA. As we adopt new technology, we are introducing simple yet innovative approaches to support our farmers, ranchers, producers, and foresters as they support the nation every day. It’s my goal to make USDA the most effective, most efficient, most customer-focused department in the entire federal government, and farmers.gov is a big step in that direction.”

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Resolution Supports Second Chance Month and Prison Fellowship’s Efforts to Unlock Better Futures for Former Inmates

Washington, D.C.— Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, released the following statement after Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed April 2019 as Second Chance Month for the state of South Carolina.

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In the wake of a new law that allows abortion at any time during pregnancy, a new survey conducted by the Marist Poll finds that the overwhelming majority of New York State residents oppose late-term abortion. In fact, a majority of New Yorkers would limit abortion to - at most - the first three months of pregnancy.

The majority opposition to late-term abortion, and support for abortion restrictions was strong even though most New Yorkers identify as pro-choice (62 percent to 34 percent pro-life).

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Child advocates call for accurate app ratings due to online grooming for abuse, sex trafficking, pornography, and self-harm. #fixappratings

WASHINGTON -- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Utah State Senator Todd Weiler, Protect Young Eyes, child advocate Melissa McKay, and dozens of other organizations, are calling for a solution to the current system for rating top apps. Because app developers currently self-rate their products, the present system is often misleading, inconsistent across platforms, and does not appropriately warn parents of the potential dangers found in apps.

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DETROIT -- The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) gave an R rating to the pro-life movie Unplanned the true story which hits theaters across the nation this week, on Friday, March 29th, about former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson. "Hollywood places a PG-13 rating on many films filled with serious violent and sexual content, with the hope that children and teens will fill the seats. Meanwhile, they slap an R rating on Unplanned-a pro-life movie that contains much less graphic material, all because of their support for abortion," says syndicated Catholic talk show host, Teresa Tomeo, who has worked in both the secular and the Catholic media for over 30 years.

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  • On April 6th and 7th, the town square of Pendleton, SC will come to life with artisans, food vendors, music, and visitors

  • The event attracts 20,000+ visitors from across the southeast every year

  • Spring Jubilee acts as a yearly boost to the local economy of Pendleton and the surrounding area

Pendleton, South Carolina: Spring Jubilee is just weeks away from entering its 42nd year. The renowned arts festival attracts artisans from across the country with some coming from as far away is Wisconsin and Missouri, although most are from South Carolina and the surrounding region. To be exact, 88% of the artisans come from the southeast region, while 67% are from the carolinas. Artisans come with a variety of fine art and crafts for visitors to admire and purchase, from painting and photography to pottery and woodcraft. The event has gained some respectable notoriety over the years, as over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend for the 2019 edition.

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Most people's idea of humanitarianism isn't killing. And yet, there's an entire group of liberals in this country who think the most neighborly thing the United States can do is show up in other countries armed with free abortions. Under Barack Obama, "global aid" wasn't about feeding families or helping the sick. It was about funding an international war on children in the womb. Now, thanks to Donald Trump, America's days of exporting abortion are over. Unfortunately, the fight to circumvent that policy is not.

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