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Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM EDT
Three federal agencies announced a new project to assist high-need rural areas facing chronic poverty along the U.S.-Mexico border. This new project is part of a series of initiatives delivered through the White House Rural Council, which recently released a report detailing the historic steps President Obama and this administration have taken to support rural America.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 2:49 PM EDT
The White House Rural Council announces the U.S. Department of Education's new online community of practice group for rural schools.
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 6:47 PM EDT
Today President Obama announced new investments to help rural small businesses expand and hire
Posted byon June 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM EDT
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the creation of the White House Rural Council, an Administration-wide initiative to support and strengthen America’s rural economy. SBA announces efforts to ensure that entrepreneurs who live in rural areas have the access and opportunity they need to start, build, and grow their businesses.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 3:48 PM EDT
NRCS Chief Dave White highlights the launch of a new National Water Quality Initiative committed to improving one to seven impaired watersheds in every U.S. state and territory.
Posted byon May 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM EDT
In an event focused on issues around access to care and improving health outcomes in rural communities, the White House Rural Council was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and a group of 24 rural health care providers.
Posted byon April 22, 2012 at 9:00 AM EDT
America's nearly 400 national parks include 84 million acres of breathtaking landscapes, historical sites and cultural treasures -- and this week they are all free!
Posted byon April 13, 2012 at 1:16 PM EDT
Lead by Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank, the Potawatomi Community proves their commitment to protecting Mother Earth and "ensuring that future generations will have access to clean air, water and land," by incorporating renewable and energy-efficient initatives into their daily lives.
Posted byon April 13, 2012 at 9:58 AM EDT
Last year, USDA provided biomass project funding assistance for a total of 52 projects with just over $31 million in grant and loan note guarantees
Posted byon April 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM EDT
The Ray Family Farm, run by Chad and Jodi Ray, is a model for educating, empowering and inspiring young would-be farmers across the country. Dedicated to the ideal that our roots are tied to food security and environmental sustainability, the Rays also believe our world needs can be met on a smaller scale with tens of thousands more young farmers around the world.