The Regional Conservation Partnership Program is leveraging an unprecedented $750 million investment in projects to preserve clean land and water and create new jobs across the country.
2014 has been a tremendous year for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the rural families and communities we serve.
The White House Rural Council and six federal agencies have selected 26 communities to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing direct technical support and expertise to community partners integrating local food systems into regional economic action plans.
To address challenges in Rural America, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy, the President signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council.
The Council will coordinate the Administration’s efforts in rural America by performing three core functions. It will: