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  • 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.

  • Posted by Rob Williams on March 29, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    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 11:05 AM

    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 5:26 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 9:45 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.

  • Posted by Chris Masingill on March 7, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    White House officials and business and community leaders from throughout the Delta Region meet to discuss ways to create good-paying jobs, promote entrepreneurship and small business, and support a Delta built to last.

  • Posted by David Dissinger on February 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    A new partnership with The American Legion will increase outreach, recruitment and hiring of veterans across America, and help the 6.1 million veterans who live in rural areas stay informed about USDA programs that can help them start a business, farm or ranch.

  • Posted by Kathleen Sebelius on February 21, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    When doctors and hospitals use Health IT, it reduces errors, cuts paperwork, and lowers costs. Over the past 3 years, the Obama Administration has made it a top priority to make it easier for doctors and hospitals to adopt Health IT.