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  • Posted by Matt Compton on August 15, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    A look back at President Obama's 2011 Rural Economic Tour.



  • Posted by Emilia Luna on August 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    USDA employees at the Tipton Service Center in Iowa are making impressive contributions to this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign. USDA Rural Development employee Mike Boyle reported food donations exceeding 750 pounds for the month of June and 1,760 pounds in July – just a portion of what is expected to be distributed throughout Tipton and surrounding eastern Iowa communities as part of the food drive this summer.



  • Posted by Matt Compton on August 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    In Iowa, President Obama describes a new effort to help livestock producers coping with one of the worst droughts in a half century.



  • Posted by Matt Compton on August 11, 2012 at 5:30 AM

    President Obama discusses the Administration’s all-hands-on-deck approach to one of the worst droughts in more than fifty years.



  • Posted by Karen Mills on August 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    A guide to the tools and the resources hard hit communities need to navigate and recover from these severe drought conditions



  • Posted by Matt Compton on August 7, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    President Obama meets with White House Rural Council to discuss the steps being taken to help farmers, ranchers, and small businesses wrestling with the historic drought.



  • Posted by Doug McKalip on July 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    The HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities and USDA release the Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities guide to programs from the four agencies that rural communities can use to promote economic competitiveness, protect healthy environments, and enhance quality of life.



  • Posted by Jon Carson on July 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    Today, the White House hosted a Google+ Hangout with Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and women leaders around the country to highlight efforts to strengthen local and regional food systems.



  • Posted by Anne Filipic and Stephanie Valencia on July 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    The White House honors thirteen Champions of Change who are combating youth homelessness in their communities. The First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on families around the country to support Team USA by getting active in their own communities. The White House joins USDA and inspiring women leaders in the field of local foods through a Google+ Hangout to hear their stories and answer your questions.



  • Posted by Kathleen Merrigan on July 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    In a live Google+ Hangout, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and White House Director of Public Engagement Jon Carson will join women leaders across the country to discuss local food and agriculture, answer questions submitted by the public, and launch the latest version of Compass, the interactive Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food map.