On June 11th the White House Rural Council celebrated it's first birthday. Last year, U.S. farm sector income reached a nominal record of $98.1 billion and record agricultural exports supported nearly a $43 billion trade surplus and 1.15 million American jobs. However, while progress has been made, we still have a great deal of work to do. It’s not time to let up.
Posted by ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl on June 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM
The Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) highlights the Livable Communities partnership between the ARC, EPA and USDA, providing technical assistance to small rural towns to help them develop and implement strategies for making their communities more livable and competitive.
Posted by Doug McKalip on June 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM
Three federal agencies announced a new project to assist high-need rural areas facing chronic poverty along the U.S.-Mexico border. This new project is part of a series of initiatives delivered through the White House Rural Council, which recently released a report detailing the historic steps President Obama and this administration have taken to support rural America.
Posted by Karen Mills on June 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of the White House Rural Council, an Administration-wide initiative to support and strengthen America’s rural economy. SBA announces efforts to ensure that entrepreneurs who live in rural areas have the access and opportunity they need to start, build, and grow their businesses.