USDA Provides Help for Rural People Recovering From Opioid Misuse

Dan Industry News Release

Anne Hazlett, the USDA Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development, announced that the agency has formalized an agreement to aid rural Americans in fighting the opioid epidemic. A nonprofit organization will purchase homes from the Department and convert them to transitional housing for people recovering from opioid misuse. “From the quality of life to workforce and economic opportunity, the …


Putnam on Importance of Rural Florida

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Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, has been on the campaign trail across the state in his bid for Governor. While at a stop in Pensacola Friday morning, Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with him about the importance of rural Florida. Adam Putnam on Importance of Rural Florida


Trump’s EO on Reducing Poverty Promotes Economic Independence

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue applauded President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order (EO), titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” which calls for lifting American citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. Perdue issued the following statement: “I commend President Trump for his leadership on moving Americans back …


Secretary Perdue Applauds Trump Infrastructure Agenda, Benefits to Rural America

Dan Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue praised the infrastructure agenda laid out by President Donald J. Trump, specifically its emphasis on investment in rural America. The plan calls for 25 percent of new federal funds to be dedicated to rural infrastructure needs, as prioritized by state and local leaders. Perdue issued the following statement: “President Trump has made it a …


AFBF, NFU, Joint Survey Shows Impact of Opioid Epidemic on Rural America

Dan Industry News Release

A survey by Morning Consult shows 74 percent of farmers and farm workers say they have been directly impacted by opioid abuse. A collaboration between the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union, AFBF President Zippy Duvall says the survey is a united approach to the opioid crisis. Survey National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says the survey shows …


Vilsack Helping Create Support for Democrats in Middle America

Dan Industry News Release

Former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is dedicating some of his time in trying to help the Democratic party gain support in middle America. ABC News reports Vilsack is part of a group called New Democracy, which includes sitting and former governors, along with others. Will Marshall, the Democratic policy veteran who is running the group, says the group plans to …

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Secretary Perdue Hosts Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Task Force showcases broad interagency support for promoting economic growth and spurring innovation in rural America U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Joined by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Director of the White House Office of Management and …


Rural America the New ‘Inner City’

Dan Industry News Release

The Wall Street Journal has dubbed rural America as the new “inner city,” riddled with low income, sparse access to healthcare, crime, and drugs. A special analysis by the publication says data reveals that sparsely populated counties have replaced large cities as America’s most troubled areas by key measures of socioeconomic well-being. The shift began in the 1990s and continues …