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Rural Development


Rural Development Programs Office of the Under Secretary Presidential and Departmental Initiatives News Room Field Offices Congressional Issues Women in Agriculture Freedom of Information Act National Rural Development Partnership Ideas that Work Internet Resources Welcome to USDA Rural Development. USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Through our programs, we touch rural America in many ways.

Our financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. We promote economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools. We offer technical assistance and information to help agricultural and other cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their member services. And we provide technical assistance to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.


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Rural Development Programs . . . Office of the Under Secretary . . . Presidential and Departmental Initiatives . . . News Room . . . Field Offices . . . Congressional Issues . . . Women in Agriculture . . . Freedom of Information Act . . . National Rural Development Partnership . . . Ideas that Work . . . Internet Resources