USPS Rural Carrier Union Requests Penalties to Prevent Payroll Errors

The Postal Service had two payroll errors in recent months that kept carriers from receiving full pay. The National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) has filed a national-level…

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Treasury Announces $162 Million for International Agricultural Fund

The fund supports farmers and aids rural women and youth. The Department of the Treasury pledged $162 million to support the U.N.’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).…

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USDA and SBA Strengthen Partnership to Grow Rural Economy

Their investments will include expanding marketing assistance and technical opportunities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced the increase in the…

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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…

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Transportation Department Pilots Rural and Tribal Grants

Underserved communities receive $3.4 million in funding to advance transportation solutions. The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the awarding of grants for rural and tribal transportation solutions, allocating…

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USDA’s Equity Commission Holds Sixth Public Meeting

The deputy secretary commends the commission’s work. At its sixth public meeting, the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) independent Equity Commission recently discussed the progress being made toward the…

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USDA Announces Grants for Forestry and Wood Sector Development

The department is accepting project proposals strengthening links between stages of production. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened applications for $50 million in grants dedicated to…

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USDA Supports Innovative Domestic Fertilizer Production

Secretary Vilsack highlights progress under the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program. U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced progress in enhancing domestic fertilizer production and supporting American farmers…

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Landlords of USDA-Financed Rentals Urged to Disclose Renters’ Rights

President Biden’s administration has outlined a “bill of rights” for renters of federally-funded properties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is encouraging landlords of USDA-financed properties to inform…

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HHS Invests in Rural Medical Residencies

The programs are intended to address the shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $11 million to 15 rural…

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