Posted by Chris Masingill and Doug McKalip on July 25, 2014 at 7:29 PM
The White House Rural Council convenes the second Made in Rural America Regional Forum to bring together local, state, and federal export-related resources for businesses and community leaders throughout the Mississippi River Delta Region.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the first-ever Rural Opportunity Investment Conference hosted by White House Rural Council. The conference brought together key people from the investment community, rural areas and government to make the business case for investing in rural America.
Posted by Krysta Harden on June 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM
All families have a right to have access to a good education system, affordable healthcare and jobs. Our rural families are concerned about creating strong prospects for their children, whether it is on or off the farm. But it is also essential that there are opportunities that will attract young people back to rural areas and help us secure the future of agriculture.
Posted by Ashlee Davis on June 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM
June is also National Homeownership Month, and the theme is “Own Your Future. Own Your Home.” With concurrent Pride and Homeownership Month observances, it’s a great time to raise awareness among LGBT communities about USDA home mortgage and home repair programs that can help rural residents own their future.
Posted by Doug McKalip on June 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Local Food, Local Places is a new federal initiative providing direct technical support to rural communities to help them build strong local food systems as part of their community’s economic action plans.
Posted by Leila Samy and Gina Capra on April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM
Following the lead of the White House Rural Council, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the VA are working with their public and private partners to ensure rural providers and the communities they serve have the health IT tools they need.
Posted by Doug McKalip on March 26, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Representatives from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury joined representatives from various community projects from around the country to discuss how to increase healthy food access to communities in need.
Posted by Earl F. Gohl on February 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM
Forty-two percent of the Appalachian Region's population lives in rural areas. President Obama’s Made in Rural America export and investment initiative presents a strategic opportunity to expand the region’s exporting sector, grow jobs, and ensure long-term sustainable growth.