Economic Research Service Releases 2023 Rural America Report

USDA Secretary responds to increase in rural population

The USDA’s Economic Research Service recently released the 2023 Rural America at a Glance Report, which examines the annual rural trends across issues such as population and migration, poverty, housing insecurity, employment, and clean energy jobs.

The report found the U.S. rural population is growing again after a decade of overall population loss and that the rural population is experiencing declines in persistent poverty,

“For the first time in a decade, the population of rural America is growing again, with more and more Americans moving to rural communities. Rural employment has almost fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and continues to grow,” Agriculture Secretary Vilsack said. “USDA is committed to continuing its consequential work to build prosperity in rural America and give all Americans the chance to succeed in the communities they love.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s guidance as he heads the USDA.
  • For Administrator Spiro Stefanou as he oversees the Economic Research Service.
  • With gratitude for the increasing population and prosperity of rural communities.

Sources: Department of Agriculture

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