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  • Posted by Karen Mills on June 11, 2012 at 10:53 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.



  • Posted by Dave White, NRCS Chief on June 7, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    NRCS Chief Dave White highlights the launch of a new National Water Quality Initiative committed to improving one to seven impaired watersheds in every U.S. state and territory.



  • Posted by Doug McKalip on May 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    In an event focused on issues around access to care and improving health outcomes in rural communities, the White House Rural Council was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a group of 24 rural health care providers.



  • Posted by Neil J. Mulholland on April 22, 2012 at 8:00 AM

    America's nearly 400 national parks include 84 million acres of breathtaking landscapes, historical sites and cultural treasures -- and this week they are all free!



  • Posted by Harold Frank on April 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Lead by Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank, the Potawatomi Community proves their commitment to protecting Mother Earth and "ensuring that future generations will have access to clean air, water and land," by incorporating renewable and energy-efficient initatives into their daily lives.



  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 13, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Last year, USDA provided biomass project funding assistance for a total of 52 projects with just over $31 million in grant and loan note guarantees



  • Posted by Chad & Jodi Ray on April 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    The Ray Family Farm, run by Chad and Jodi Ray, is a model for educating, empowering and inspiring young would-be farmers across the country. Dedicated to the ideal that our roots are tied to food security and environmental sustainability, the Rays also believe our world needs can be met on a smaller scale with tens of thousands more young farmers around the world.



  • Posted by Kimberly Teehee on April 6, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Members of the White House Rural Council and agency representatives meet with tribal leaders to discuss Native American food and agriculture.



  • Posted by Rose Garcia on March 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Rose Garcia, Executive Director of Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation insists her success is because of the support from and efforts of her network -- collectively they have grown into a nationally affiliated organization advocating for families and workers in rural America.



  • Posted by Melinda Wiggins on March 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Rising to the occassion -- Melinda Wiggins has done just that and inspires students that participate in her Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) program to do the same. Addressing immediate problems facing farmworkers, Melinda echoes the ideals of Cesar Chavez -- service, acceptance and respect for life and the environment.