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  • Posted by Linda J. Barnes on July 19, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Linda Barnes, Ph.D., founder of the first associate degree program in sustainable agriculture in the Midwest, emphasizes preparing new farmers to grow and market diverse crops locally, especially in a changing world of food and farming.

  • Posted by Roland Arriola on July 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    Roland Arriola, founder and president of the Texas Valley Communities Foundation, applauds increased broadband access as a key input for rural economic development in communities.

  • Posted by Melody Barnes on July 18, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, reflects on the Champions of Change roundtable with Rural Americans, which includes farmers, ranchers, local educators, and small business owners improving their communities through innovative actions.

  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on July 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack meets with business leaders from across Colorado at a White House Business Council roundtable in Denver to discuss innovative ideas to help create jobs.

  • Posted by Kimberly Teehee on July 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM

    While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential. The Council will address these challenges, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy.

  • Posted by Secretary Hilda Solis on June 24, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    The Obama Administration continues its commitment to the safety, education, and fair standards and of the mining industry and its workers.

  • Posted by Ivye L. Allen on June 15, 2011 at 6:04 PM

    Ivye L. Allen, President/CEO of the Foundation for the Mid South, stresses the need to invest in people and strategies that promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

  • Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    President Obama signs an Executive Order establishing a White House Rural Council, the first entity of its kind established to focus on policy initiatives for Rural Americans.

  • This week, President Obama traveled to Joplin, Missouri to see the devastation first hand. He finished his week-long trip to Europe in Poland and on Memorial Day, he visited Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Posted by SGT Michael J. MacLeod on June 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Sargent Michael MacLeod writes about the efforts of Operation Homelink, a non-profit that provides computers and web cams to the families of deployed soldiers, to provide computer equipment to soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg who were affected by the devasting tornados that hit the region.