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Rural Development in the Farm Bill: What the Research Says

Without a budget compromise, major portions of the Farm Bill will expire on September 30, 2023. A small but important part of the bill is Rural Development, which helps communities with broadband, water treatment, business development, community facilities, and much more. The Journalist’s Resource reports what academic research says is at stake if these programs languish.

It’s Shutdown Season

A government shutdown might have unforeseen consequences in rural areas, especially communities heavily reliant on USDA funding.


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