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Posted byon December 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM EST
Earlier this week, the President took historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba. Headlines and editorials from across the country show just how much opportunity there is to promote American agriculture and trade moving forward.
Local Food, Local Places: Bringing Expertise and Creative Thinking to Community Economic DevelopmentPosted byon December 3, 2014 at 10:16 AM EST
The White House Rural Council and six federal agencies have selected 26 communities to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing direct technical support and expertise to community partners integrating local food systems into regional economic action plans.
Posted byon November 24, 2014 at 3:14 PM EST
Speaking from the East Room this afternoon, President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to eighteen individuals who have devoted their lives to public service.
Posted byon November 10, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST
Today, President Obama named nineteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM EST
Since the President called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 13 states and the District of Columbia raised the minimum wage for working Americans. Cities and counties throughout the country have also made tremendous progress in using their authorities to make sure workers, contractors, and residents can better clothe, feed, and shelter their families.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 15, 2014 at 4:51 PM EST
Ryan Akers is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.
Posted byon September 12, 2014 at 1:51 PM EST
In the sixth round of the TIGER program, the Department of Transportation is making nearly $600 million in grants available and awarding them to 72 transportation projects across 46 states and in D.C.
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.