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Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
Torres Small Addresses Rural Broadband Complaints
USDA’s Rural Development undersecretary faced numerous complaints from rural U.S. Senators about complicated grant applications, office staffing, and broadband grant duplication at a recent Farm Bill hearing.  Xochitl Torres Small defended her agency’s handling of its many functions, calling most criticisms the result of having to balance costs and fairness.  But she did agree t...
USDA Celebrating National Co-op Month
USDA Celebrating National Co-op Month
October was National Cooperative Month, giving many across the nation an opportunity to see the intricate part the cooperative model plays in the nation’s economy, particularly in rural America.   “Whether you belong to a credit union, you get electricity in a rural area, or even if you drink milk or eat candy that has sugar from sugarbeets, you’re probably benefiting from a cooperative.”   Under
USDA Investing $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare
USDA Investing $110 Million to Improve Rural Healthcare
Earlier this week, USDA Rural Development Undersecretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the agency is awarding $110 million in grants to improve healthcare facilities in rural towns across America.  These grants will help 208 rural healthcare organizations expand critical services for five million people in 43 states and Guam.   “...
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA Looks At Effectiveness During The Pandemic
USDA's Under Secretaries recently discussed some of the efforts of their mission areas in the middle of the COVID-19 Pandemic during a recent Agricultural Outlook Forum panel. "One of the things I'm proudest of is the ability of USDA , FSA, NRCS, RMA, our business center, to continue to deliver on the core programs of this mission area," noted Under Secretary for Farm Production and Cons
Torres Small Confirmed as Undersecretary for Rural Development
Torres Small Confirmed as Undersecretary for Rural Development
Last week, the U.S. Senate confirmed Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small as the USDA’s Undersecretary for Rural Development. “As Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small will build on her legacy as a champion for small towns and rural communities, much like the one she grew up in in New Mexico,” said Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow. “She will give v ...

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