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Articles by Sarah Gonzalez

White House Rural Council releases report on rural America

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12- The White House Rural Council released its “Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America” report today. The report, which highlights positive impacts from President Obama’s rural programs, arrives just before he begins his Midwest bus tour to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
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NACo and Vilsack address beginning farmer opportunities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a White House Rural Council meeting today with the National Association of Counties (NACo). Today’s Council emphasized the importance of beginning farmer programs, especially with more than 30 percent of the nation’s farmers at age 55
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Farmers' markets grow by 17 percent in U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4– The number of farmers' markets grew 17 percent since 2010, according to results released today in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2011 National Farmers Market Directory, with a total of more than 7,000 across the U.S.
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