There are several quirks and insights about living in the country that I never realized until I got older.
“Reliable and affordable electricity is undeniably a necessity in today’s world,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. That’s why the USDA is investing $398.5 million to improve rural electric service in 13 states. The USDA is making the investments through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. The projects will help improve the quality […]
Broadband in rural America — specifically in agriculture — becomes more essential all the time, as access to new technologies is vital.
Some rural Ohioans will now have access to broadband internet access after a partnership between Agile Networks and Microsoft Corp. The agreement will bring internet access to nearly 110,000 currently unserved people and will greatly expand access in underserved rural areas. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which is focused on closing […]
RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp. are joining together to bring broadband internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and Maine. The partnership is part of the Microsoft Airband Initiative, which aims to extend broadband access to 2 million people in unserved portions of rural America by July […]
The USDA has unveiled a new web page featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis. “While no corner of the country has gone untouched by the opioid crisis, small towns and rural places have been particularly hard hit,” said Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett. “The challenge of […]
The USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Several recipients will use the grants to help address two of the nation’s most urgent needs: opioid abuse treatment and mental health counseling. “Under Secretary Perdue’s leadership, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in creating […]
DYK? The USDA invested more than $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2017 to help improve access to health care services for 2.5 million people in rural communities in 41 states. “USDA invests in a wide range of health care facilities — such as hospitals, clinics and treatment centers — to help ensure that rural residents […]