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Posted byon December 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM EST
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 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 4:35 PM EST
Brittany Valdez is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.
Posted byon July 15, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST
State and local officials understand that passing a long-term infrastructure bill is not only the right thing to do for the country, it’s just common sense.
June is Pride Month, National Homeownership Month: USDA Brings Homeownership Assistance to Rural LGBT CommunitiesPosted byon June 16, 2014 at 3:56 PM EST
June is also National Homeownership Month, and the theme is “Own Your Future. Own Your Home.” With concurrent Pride and Homeownership Month observances, it’s a great time to raise awareness among LGBT communities about USDA home mortgage and home repair programs that can help rural residents own their future.
Posted byon June 4, 2014 at 9:25 AM EST
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy turned to Reddit to answer questions on the EPA's plan to reduce carbon emissions from our power plants.
Posted byon June 2, 2014 at 4:35 PM EST
For decades, state, city, county, and tribal leaders have led the way in reducing pollution, making our communities healthier and cleaner. The EPA's new carbon pollution standard proposal puts tools in the hands of each state -– there’s no one-size-fits-all approach here.
Posted byon May 6, 2014 at 4:18 PM EST
In the year since the President first called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage, 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws to increase the minimum wage. Without waiting on Congress to act, Connecticut, Maryland, and Hawaii are lifting their minimum wages to $10.10 an hour, and other states and localities are considering similar legislation.