Unfortunately, 90 percent of America's persistent poverty counties are in rural America -- and we can't allow these areas to be left behind. This week, USDA is further expanding a program to partner with rural communities on projects they support to promote economic growth.
When government officials are consistently opposed to the idea of regulation (i.e. the implementation of rules of governance) one wonders what they're doing in their posts... other than jockeying for a better-paid exit when they next waltz through the revolving door.
On May 11, a group of children will face off against the Obama administration and the NAM, arguing that common law requires governments to protect critical natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.
It's the public face of our commitment to help agricultural operations of all sizes take advantage of new opportunities, meet the growing demand for local and regional food and succeed in America's diverse marketplace.