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Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM EDT
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar signs a Record of Decision approving the first-ever, utility-scale solar project in Indian Country.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM EDT
On June 11th the White House Rural Council celebrated it's first birthday. Last year, U.S. farm sector income reached a nominal record of $98.1 billion and record agricultural exports supported nearly a $43 billion trade surplus and 1.15 million American jobs. However, while progress has been made, we still have a great deal of work to do. It’s not time to let up.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 2:54 PM EDT
The Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) highlights the Livable Communities partnership between the ARC, EPA and USDA, providing technical assistance to small rural towns to help them develop and implement strategies for making their communities more livable and competitive.
Posted byon June 15, 2012 at 9:10 AM EDT
Secretary Salazar highlights Interior Department's investments in rural communities.
Posted byon June 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM EDT
The President’s Executive Order and the US Ignite partnership are a two-pronged approach to help speed the delivery of broadband connectivity to communities, businesses, and schools across the Nation.
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.