USDA Rural Programs

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United States Department of Agriculture has many agencies that offer a wide variety of assistance to rural communities.


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United States Department of Agriculture.

"US Department of Agriculture "works hard to strengthen the American agricultural economy, to revitalize rural communities, to protect and conserve our natural resources, and to provide a safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply for the American people. Because USDA's work affects every American everyday, we are proud to be the 'Every Way, Every Day' USDA."

Somone holding a bunch of vegetables: Copyright IStock Photos Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.

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United States Department of Agriculture.

Farm Programs.

Red Apples in a basket: Copyright iStock Photos Food and Nutrition Service - Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Increases food security and reduces hunger by providing children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.

Regional Rural Development Centers

Michigan State University. North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.

Information on all Four Regional Rural Development Centers can be found here at the North Central Regional Rural Development Center.