President Barack Obama meets with the White House Rural Council to discuss ongoing efforts in response to the drought, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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About the Council

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:

  1. Streamline and improve the effectiveness of Federal programs serving rural America
  2. Engage stakeholders on issues and solutions in rural communities
  3. Promote and coordinate private-sector partnerships

Learn more about the Council here.