rural development

USDA boosts broadband infrastructure with more than $200M

· November 7, 2017

The USDA is investing more than $200 million in infrastructure projects to bring broadband to hundreds of unserved and underserved rural communities. “Broadband infrastructure is vital to our economy and quality of life in rural America. Yet, today nearly 40 percent of rural residents and businesses lack access to the same quality service available in […]

Former Indiana Ag Director to lead USDA Rural Development

· June 12, 2017

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has chosen his Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development. Anne Hazlett, Chief Counsel to the Majority on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will oversee the Rural Utilities Service, the Rural Business Service, and the Rural Housing Service within USDA and report directly to the secretary. […]

USDA Sec. Perdue looks to fill undersecretary for trade

· May 12, 2017

The USDA is looking to fill a new position — undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. Recognizing the ever-increasing importance of international trade to American agriculture, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made the announcement Thursday standing by barges filled with agricultural products along the banks of the Ohio River. As part of a reorganization […]

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