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.
USDA released a new Regional Development Priority (RDP) policy Wednesday that details how the agency will support rural economic development by providing loans to small businesses and grants for community infrastructure improvements.
Will rural areas eventually receive the same type of high-speed Internet access that many of their urban cousins enjoy? The answer to the question is still in dispute as service providers and their federal regulators duke it out in the courts over controversial new rules.
A group of 4-H members shared their passions about the future of agriculture with the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research today and emphasized why its more important than ever before to build bridges between rural and urban resi