USDA is offering farmers and ranchers new opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program, including new techniques to protect water quality and adding 1.1 million acres to a number of key CRP practices.
In rural America, poverty, hunger and unemployment rates are down and population declines have stopped, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said today, attributing much of the improvement to the efforts of the White House Rural Council.
NTCA The Rural Broadband Association is applauding the House of Representatives for passing the Communications Act Update Act of 2016, which includes provisions to combat problems of telephone calls failing to complete to rural areas as well as measures to relieve small business network o
President Obama will join medical professions and law enforcement officers at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta today to announce a series of actions addressing the opioid abuse epidemic in America.
Separate congressional panels last week took a hard look at outstanding budget problems in rental assistance and water infrastructure programs that have kept federal dollars from reaching rural America.
The Obama administration has chosen 10 rural communities for a demonstration project where a handful of federal agencies, including USDA, will team up and try out new strategies for bringing families out of poverty.