The Agriculture Dept.’s Rural Development office has been busy with grant competitions in the past few months, with applications for millions of dollars in FY 2018 funding available. The office supports economic development and essential services in rural areas, including housing, healthcare and water, electric and communications infrastructure. The programs are offered through Rural Development’s three agencies: (1) Rural Business-Cooperative Service; (2) Rural Housing Service; and (3) Rural Utilities Service. The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (https://tinyurl.com/yc5b3c48) promotes the understanding and use of the cooperative form of business. Cooperatives market and distribute agricultural products and supplies and provide othe [...]
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