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  • Local Food, Local Places: A Federal Partnership to Help Rural America Use Local Food and Build Local Economies

    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.


  • Rural-Made Goes Worldwide

    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.


  • Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT

    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.


  • Working Together to Bring Healthy Foods to Communities in Need

    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.


  • West Wing Week 02/21/14 or “Don’t Make Small Plans, Make Big Plans”

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


  • Made in Rural America: Helping Appalachian Business Sell to the World

    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.


  • Administration-Wide Response to the Drought

    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.


  • This is “Not Your Father’s Farm Bill”

    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.


  • A Farm Bill Will Grow Our Economy While Protecting the Environment

    The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.


  • Introducing the National Drought Resilience Partnership

    Today, the Obama Administration is excited to announce a new partnership between seven Federal agencies that will help communities better prepare for droughts and reduce the impact of drought events on families and businesses. The interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership is part of the President’s Climate Action Plan. Federal agencies are already working with communities, businesses and farmers and ranchers to build resilience to drought on the ground, and this Partnership will enhance those efforts.


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