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Advocating for federal, state, and local policy and regulatory reform to advance the rural and agriculture goals and initiatives of America
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Black Growers Aug 6
Shaun Nelson turning the water on down in Louisiana to quench the thirst of his growing soybean crop.
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Washington Examiner Aug 3
. signed an executive order boosting access to healthcare in rural areas by extending an emergency authority on telehealth benefits, making permanent temporary measures introduced during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senator Roger Wicker Aug 4
Breaking down barriers to will have a long-term positive impact on health care in the United States. I am glad the administration has made expanding telehealth services a priority.
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Rural Development Aug 4
Yesterday we announced $462 million in new rural water infrastructure. Our comes from one of these projects- in West Virginia a $14 million investment to upgrade rural water infrastructure will assist six communities in the state. ICYMI:
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RACA Aug 5
“In Montana alone, this investment will fund $3.3 million in loans and over $1.2 million in grants for infrastructure improvements in Roberts-Carbon County, Ryegate, Wolf Point, Sanders County, and Harlowtown."👏 Thank you, !
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RACA Jul 28
RACA Pres. Jack Alexander writes to the on the need to prioritize local media markets in the next aid package. CC: , ,
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RACA Jul 28
Local media depends on advertising revenue to meet their bottom line. As businesses shuttered their doors, so did their dollars. Stimulus dollars should be put back into our community newspapers, radios, & TV stations.
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RACA Jul 27
"Optimism is high for rural Americans, but there needs to be a continued drive to put policy measures into action and see the needle move to close the digital divide," RACA president Jack Alexander (via ).
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RACA Jul 1
Replying to @ruralagcouncil
It also removes burdensome regulations, reduces duplicative red tape, and lowers costs that will help the 30 million U.S. small businesses that employ half the private-sector workforce and create two-thirds of all new jobs, to better compete globally.
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RACA Jul 1
The contains the first chapter of any trade agreement dedicated to Small and Medium Enterprises. The agreement will give a much needed boost to Main Street businesses in .
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RACA Jun 23
Mental healthcare services tend to be more difficult to access in , whether that be due to a lack of resources or the perceived stigma surrounding mental health concerns. 's proposal will help connect rural residents experiencing mental health crises.
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RACA Jun 9
Enhanced connectivity can make rural America an even more attractive place for families and businesses. Thank you for working towards expanded access!
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RACA May 27
What’s it like to work for America’s biggest telecom company? Check out AT&T’s virtual externship through the summer learning academy! Register at:
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RACA May 26
"Despite widespread concern that Americans are getting left behind in digital economy, it is not too late." Read the rest of our latest blog by on :
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RACA May 21
Replying to @ruralagcouncil
USDA will host 2 webinars to provide an overview of program requirements. To register for the May 27 at 3:30pm EDT webinar, visit . To register for the June 3 at 2pm EDT webinar, visit .
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RACA May 21
Replying to @ruralagcouncil
Agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
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RACA May 21
Today, announced up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. MORE:
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Jason Frerichs May 19
Exciting news for America! Access to will be essential for our farms and ranches in the near future. Thank you all for the work on this Order.
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RACA May 19
RACA looks forward to the opportunities that advanced broadband services will bring to our residents, businesses and visitors. We encourage the Commission to continue its efforts to reduce regulatory barriers that will promote those opportunities in areas.
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RACA May 13
Now more than ever, it is necessary that residents and businesses in have access to reliable . Thank you members for prioritizing this issue in today’s hearing.
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