RCAP Statement on Farm Bill Agreement

January 29, 2014 | General RCAP News

NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2014RCAP Supports Farm Bill CompromiseEarlier this week, leaders from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees took a major step toward helping rural communities by finalizing negotiations on the long-awaited 5-year Farm Bill. The bipartisan agreement…

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On The Plains, The Rush For Oil Has Changed Everything

January 29, 2014 | General RCAP News

NPR is out today with a new story profiling the changes and challenges facing rural communities in North Dakota as the influx of workers in the natural gas industry strains local resources. Kirk Seigler writes:A remarkable transformation is underway in…

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Many in Rural West Virginia Still Without Water

January 14, 2014 | General RCAP News

Tap water is flowing again for some communities in West Virginia affected by a major chemical spill that tainted local drinking water supplies. For many in the impacted area, however, the water remains unsafe to drink. Many of the areas…

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Fighting the War on Poverty in Rural America

January 13, 2014 | General RCAP News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's weekly column last week highlighted USDA's efforts to alleviate poverty in rural America:Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared the beginning of “an unconditional war on poverty in America,” challenging us to bring to bear all of…

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