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Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 8:47 AM EST
The White House Rural Council hosts a dialogue with members of the NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association
Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 1:09 PM EST
Secretary Tom Vilsack gives an update on how the United States Department of Agriculture is making a difference for Americans in rural areas -- the first in a "Keeping Up with the Cabinet" series.
Posted byon October 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM EST
From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. We’ve produced food to feed our families, feed our neighbors, and to feed the world.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 9:46 AM EST
USDA, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council, is announcing the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. This competitive prize, open to teams of architects, engineers, and developers, will showcase the architectural and commercial viability of advanced wood products like Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in tall buildings.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 6:29 PM EST
The White House Rural Council convenes the second Made in Rural America Regional Forum to bring together local, state, and federal export-related resources for businesses and community leaders throughout the Mississippi River Delta Region.
Posted byon July 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM EST
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the first-ever Rural Opportunity Investment Conference hosted by White House Rural Council. The conference brought together key people from the investment community, rural areas and government to make the business case for investing in rural America.
Posted byon June 20, 2014 at 10:59 AM EST
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 3:56 PM EST
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 11:30 AM EST
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 11:50 AM EST
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.