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  • Finding Opportunities to Make a Difference

  • Weekly Wrap Up: Dream Day

    Here's a quick glimpse at what happened this week on

  • From the Archives: President Obama's 2011 Rural Tour

    A look back at President Obama's 2011 Rural Economic Tour.

  • It Takes a County … to Help Feed Families!

    USDA employees at the Tipton Service Center in Iowa are making impressive contributions to this year’s Feds Feed Families campaign. USDA Rural Development employee Mike Boyle reported food donations exceeding 750 pounds for the month of June and 1,760 pounds in July – just a portion of what is expected to be distributed throughout Tipton and surrounding eastern Iowa communities as part of the food drive this summer.

  • A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

    The Department of Energy releases a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the U.S. remains a leading producer and manufacturer in this booming global industry.

  • More Help for Those Coping with the Drought

    In Iowa, President Obama describes a new effort to help livestock producers coping with one of the worst droughts in a half century.

  • Celebrating 3,000,000 @WhiteHouse Twitter Followers

    To celebrate three million Twitter followers, we want to hear from you! Tell us why you follow @WhiteHouse and check out a new behind the scenes video with President Obama answering questions on Twitter.

  • A New Step Forward to Protect American Wind Energy Jobs

    The Senate Finance Committee passes a one-year extension of the Production Tax Credit for the domestic wind industry.

  • Panel Shows What’s Possible in Education Technology

    Last Monday, at a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by Sens. Tom Harkin of Iowa and Michael Bennet of Colorado, a panel of experts described some of the innovative learning technologies being brought to bear in public education and ways in which the Obama Administration’s proposed Advanced Research Projects Agency for Education (ARPA-ED) could speed the development and deployment of these valuable technologies.

  • Better Building Federal Award Underway

    The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.