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Posted byon June 20, 2014 at 11:59 AM EDT
All families have a right to have access to a good education system, affordable healthcare and jobs. Our rural families are concerned about creating strong prospects for their children, whether it is on or off the farm. But it is also essential that there are opportunities that will attract young people back to rural areas and help us secure the future of agriculture.
June is Pride Month, National Homeownership Month: USDA Brings Homeownership Assistance to Rural LGBT CommunitiesPosted byon June 16, 2014 at 4:56 PM EDT
June is also National Homeownership Month, and the theme is “Own Your Future. Own Your Home.” With concurrent Pride and Homeownership Month observances, it’s a great time to raise awareness among LGBT communities about USDA home mortgage and home repair programs that can help rural residents own their future.
Local Food, Local Places: A Federal Partnership to Help Rural America Use Local Food and Build Local EconomiesPosted byon June 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM EDT
Local Food, Local Places is a new federal initiative providing direct technical support to rural communities to help them build strong local food systems as part of their community’s economic action plans.
Posted byon June 6, 2014 at 12:50 PM EDT
The global appetite for high-quality, American-made products is well established, but few American companies today have capitalized on this demand — just one percent of U.S. companies export.
Posted byon April 1, 2014 at 11:28 AM EDT
Following the lead of the White House Rural Council, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the VA are working with their public and private partners to ensure rural providers and the communities they serve have the health IT tools they need.
Posted byon March 26, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT
Representatives from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury joined representatives from various community projects from around the country to discuss how to increase healthy food access to communities in need.
Posted byon February 21, 2014 at 1:00 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon February 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM EDT
Forty-two percent of the Appalachian Region's population lives in rural areas. President Obama’s Made in Rural America export and investment initiative presents a strategic opportunity to expand the region’s exporting sector, grow jobs, and ensure long-term sustainable growth.
Posted byon February 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM EDT
President Obama headed to California to tour drought-affected areas and talk to those affected by impacts of one of the state’s worst droughts in over 100 years.
Posted byon February 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM EDT
Today, in East Lansing Michigan, on the campus of one of our nation’s first land grant colleges, President Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, or as Secretary Vilsack likes to call it – the Jobs Bill, the Research Bill, the Food Bill, etc.