Secretary Perdue Hosts Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting

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Task Force showcases broad interagency support for promoting economic growth and spurring innovation in rural America U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Joined by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Director of the White House Office of Management and …

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Rural America the New ‘Inner City’

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The Wall Street Journal has dubbed rural America as the new “inner city,” riddled with low income, sparse access to healthcare, crime, and drugs. A special analysis by the publication says data reveals that sparsely populated counties have replaced large cities as America’s most troubled areas by key measures of socioeconomic well-being. The shift began in the 1990s and continues …

Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition

Rural America at a Glance

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by Lorin Kusmin, USDA Economic Research Service USDA has released the Rural America at a Glance, 2016 Edition. This report highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on the U.S. rural economy, including employment, population, poverty, and income trends. Overview Unemployment continued to decline in rural areas in 2015, falling close to levels …