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Farm Bill 101: Inside the Legislation

The bill that decides how America eats is on the table again. Up for renewal is the Farm Bill, a $1.5 trillion package of laws that governs everything from agriculture to rural community development, to nutritional assistance, renewable energy and … [More...]

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Center for Rural Affairs – “… a leading force engaging people to build a better rural future.”

Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement – “A generator and source of knowledge about new-media marketing for rural and agriculture-based businesses and organizations.

Center on Rural Innovation – “The Center on Rural Innovation (CORI) uses progressive public, private, and philanthropic partnerships and strategies to achieve sustainable economic success in rural America.”

Connected Nation – Develops and provides “the tools, resources, and methods that help states and communities create and implement solutions to their broadband and digital technology gaps.”

The Daily Yonder – “Provides news, commentary, and analysis about and for rural America.”

LISC – Aims “to invest more than $3 billion to catalyze opportunity for residents and communities.”

National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) – Fights “for better housing and community facilities for low-income rural families.”

Orton Family Foundation – “… focused on building stronger, healthier, and more economically vibrant small cities and towns across America.”

RCAC – “… provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions.”

Rethinking Rural – “…a national network of millennials dedicated to creating resiliently vibrant communities.”

Small Business Administration (SBA) – Helps “small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream.”

United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development – “… committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.”

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