RCAP Joins Industry Colleagues in Support of Farm Bill Provision

July 20, 2018 | Blog, Farm Bill, General RCAP News, Policy, Press Releases

Washington, DC (July 20, 2018) – As the United States Congress moves toward conference negotiations regarding the five-year comprehensive Farm Bill, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, Inc. (RCAP) joined the National Ground Water Association (NGWA), the Water Quality Association (WQA),…

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RCAP Strongly Supports Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill (H.R. 2-115)

July 3, 2018 | Blog, Farm Bill, General RCAP News, Press Releases

Washington, DC (July 3, 2018) – As the United States Senate passed H.R. 2-115 in a vote of eighty-six to eleven last Thursday, the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), Inc. applauds the bipartisan effort to advance this important legislation. The…

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RCAP Leads Coalition on 2018 Farm Bill Priorities

April 11, 2018 | Blog, Farm Bill, General RCAP News, Press Releases

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   RCAP Leads Coalition on 2018 Farm Bill Priorities   Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP), the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA (NCBA), and the New America Public Interest Technology Team Host Farm Bill Rural…

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Webinar on EPA’s Community-Based Water Resiliency program

May 24, 2013 | Farm Bill, Water

Plan to attend a free webinar hosted by EPA’s Community-Based Water Resiliency (CBWR) program. You will learn how the tool can assist drinking water and wastewater utilities, as well as the communities they serve, to prepare for a water-service interruption…

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NY Times: Safe Storage of Water? Go Underground

May 3, 2013 | Farm Bill, Rural

The New York Times published an article on May 1 that talks about storing water underground as a modern (but also old) solution to water shortages and the advantages and disadvantages of this."[E]xperts are urging cities to build reservoirs below…

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EPA clarifies position on electronic CCR delivery

January 4, 2013 | Congress, Farm Bill, Rural Development

Over the past few years, a number of community water systems, technical assistance providers and primacy agencies have inquired as to whether the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Rule allows electronic delivery of the CCR to each customer. EPA evaluated several…

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NYTimes op-ed: ‘Don’t Waste the Drought’

August 20, 2012 | Agriculture, Congress, Farm Bill, Jobs, Rural

An Aug. 16 editorial in The New York Times calls us to not let the opportunity pass us by in the current drought to address water problems and consider how we use and think about water.The editorial begins:"We're in the…

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Getting past the disgust of re-using wastewater

July 5, 2012 | Farm Bill, Funding, Rural Development

In an April 12, 2012, post to the New York Times Op-Docs, a forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with creative latitude by independent filmmakers and artists, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu writes about the water crisis in the United…

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Obama administration announces new partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

April 20, 2012 | Farm Bill, Rural Development, USDA

WASHINGTON – Three federal agencies announced April 13 a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources. The partnership exemplifies the cross-government coordination required under President Obama’s…

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Leadership training offered to rural communities

September 15, 2011 | Development, Farm Bill, Rural

From The Rural Blog:The Center for Rural Affairs and Leadership Consulting Associates, a new organization that focuses on developing rural leaders, are partnering to offer leadership training to rural community leaders. Seven leadership experts will provide training on leadership styles,…

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