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  • Posted by Harold Frank on April 13, 2012 at 1:16 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 9:58 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 12:14 PM

    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 3:04 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 12:15 PM

    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 12:13 PM

    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.

  • Posted by Rob Williams on March 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    As a lawyer, Rob Williams is welll versed in the art of fighting for justice. As director of the Migrant Farmworker Justice Project he stands in the gap for farmworkers threatened by obstacles to their success and fair treatment.

  • Posted by Mary Jo Dudley on March 29, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Mary Jo Dudley's passion for elevating the plight of farmworkers started with her own family -- growing up with relatives who worked their own vineyard later translated to her work at Cornell, focused on the lives, struggles and stories of the farmworkers from all over the nation.

  • Posted by Harris Sherman on March 23, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Working Lands for Wildlife is a new effort to focus both conservation dollars and wildlife management expertise on the recovery of wildlife species.

  • Posted by Ann Mills and Larry Elworth on March 19, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Roundtable brought together folks from across the country with experience in farming, ranching, conservation, and water quality to share their experience in how to more effectively and efficiently invest resources to improve water quality for rural communities.