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USDA announces new funding for Owyhee Irrigation District as Biden visits Oregon

A visitor to Lake Owyhee looks over the water in June 2021. The Owyhee Irrigation District is in line to receive federal money to help it complete infrastructure upgrades. (The Enterprise/FILE).

NYSSA – The Owyhee Irrigation District will receive a big boost from the federal government to help revamp its water delivery system, the the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in an announcement that more than $2 million total is being awarded to three water districts in Oregon to modernize infrastructure.

The money for Oregon is part of a larger, $420 million subsidy slated for 132 projects in 31 states flowing from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The news came as President Biden was expected in Oregon Thursday to talk about the benefits of the infrastructure legislation . . .