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  • Posted by Nancy Sutley on November 15, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Today, the Obama Administration is excited to announce a new partnership between seven Federal agencies that will help communities better prepare for droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on families and businesses. The interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership is part of the President’s Climate Action Plan. Federal agencies are already working with communities, businesses and farmers and ranchers to build resilience to drought on the ground, and this Partnership will enhance those efforts.

  • Posted by Josh Earnest on November 8, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    HHS announced new primary care sites in 236 communities for 1.25 million additional patients, made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

  • Posted by Robbie Barbero on October 23, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    On October 2nd, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced the launch of a new prize that aims to inspire the next generation of agricultural innovators and entrepreneurs. The “Agricultural Innovation Prize: Powered by 40 Chances,” is a student-led, student-focused competition established by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in collaboration with USDA and funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on September 10, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack hosts a meeting of the White House Rural Council to discuss continued efforts to better serve rural America – from conservation, to veterans’ services, to rural development, to support for American agriculture and more.

  • Posted by Chris Masingill, Dr. Mary Wakefield, and Doug McKalip on August 9, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    The Delta Regional Authority partnered with the Department of Defense to provide health care via the Innovative Readiness Training program.

  • Posted by Josh Earnest on July 30, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Yesterday, the White House released a report describing the economic benefits of immigration reform in rural communities. Here's what the media is saying about the report.

  • Posted by Todd Batta on July 25, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    State FFA officers traveled to Washington, D.C. this week for the National FFA Organization’s 2013 State Presidents’ Conference (SPC).

  • Posted by Doug McKalip, Jay Jensen on July 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    The Obama Administration announces "Sentinel Landscapes," which will preserve agricultural lands and restore and protect wildlife habitat.

  • Posted by Chris Masingill on July 12, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Through leadership development sessions, communication trainings, case studies of successful models of change, and exposure to fellow community members and other parts of the region, the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy has created a corps of community leaders who have a vision for the Delta region.

  • Posted by Karen Mills, Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 19, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    The White House Rural Council announces a new commitment to increase access to capital and provide additional training and counseling services to small businesses and entrepreneurs.