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Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Reacts to Rural America at a Glance Report

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:33:02 CST

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack Reacts to Rural America at a Glance Report

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday released the following statement on Rural America At A Glance, 2014 Edition, an annual report by USDA's Economic Research Service:

"Today's report shows that USDA's investments in rural communities, small businesses, and people are working: rural unemployment has fallen, rural outmigration has declined slightly since last year, and rural poverty has stabilized. These trends are promising, but show that there is more work to be done and demonstrate the continued need for USDA's efforts to alleviate persistent rural poverty and expand opportunity in rural America. We have moved quickly to implement new programs and tools in the 2014 Farm Bill that spur economic development and support job creation in rural America. In addition, the Made in Rural America initiative helps rural businesses and manufacturers to capitalize on new demand for what is grown and made in rural America. The recently-launched $10 billion Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund offers a sustainable platform for private sector investors to inject new support into needed rural infrastructure projects. These are just a few of the ways USDA is working to attract and retain a talented rural labor force, improve rural connectivity and access to information and education, move products to market, make communities more competitive, and tap into the unlimited economic potential of rural America."

The Rural America at a Glance, 2014 Edition report can be viewed by clicking here. To see how USDA has invested in rural communities across the country, by clicking here.



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