DACA recipients are stimulating small towns

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has provided hard-working young people and their families with a measure of stability.
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USDA Rural Development fills resource gaps in small towns

Over the years, U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s funding has served as a lifeline for rural communities, providing critical funding for water and wastewater infrastructure, public and community buildings, and essential community service facilities.
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Students and educators benefit from growing food

In the last 20 years, small schools facing budget cuts often removed elective classes. This left skills like cooking and growing fruits and vegetables unlearned.
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Farmers markets increase access to fresh food

There is nothing better than slicing up a ripe garden tomato fresh off the vine. However, some may not have the means to grow fresh vegetables in their backyards.
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When should farmers retire?

Retirement from a farm business may not mean moving away or giving up on mentoring the next generation, but it does entail transferring management decisions to someone else.
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Provide for cover crops in insurance guide

Farmers manage crops, maintain equipment and market products, often while balancing a second job and family demands.
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Medicaid cuts hurt rural seniors, rural communities

By Jordan Rasmussen Center for Rural Affairs Tucked within the text of both the House and Senate’s bills to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is language which seeks to fundamentally change the Medicaid program. While the enactment of this legislation is unknown, the principle remains, and rural seniors would be hurt. For rural states and regions that already encounter the health care...
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Insure commodities you have not insured before

Farmers and ranchers, have you heard of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP)?
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Veteran farmers’ service continues through agriculture

When I think of farmers, veteran farmers in particular, I think of hard working and innovative men and women. I see their work in rows of fields covering the rural landscape, in rolling green pastures dotted with livestock, and on shelves in grocery stores.
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Federal program will aid beginning and retired farmers

A federal program created by the 2008 Farm Bill is a win-win for retired and retiring landowners, and beginning, socially-disadvantaged, and veteran farmers and ranchers.
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