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USDA Rural Development State Director Bill Menner (left) moderates a discussion during a recent White House Rural Council “Made in Rural America Regional Forum” held at Cornell College in Mount Vernon. Participating in the panel that discussed export opportunities for rural Iowa businesses and farmers are (from left to right) Cindi Daufeldt, West Liberty Foods; Kevin Boot, Diamond V Mills and Nadim Arnaout, Patient Education Institute.

Success Stories

(02/04/2014) New Akron Care Center facility tremendous asset to northwest Iowa

(01/21/2014) New medical clinic in Woodbine helps improve healthcare options in southwest Iowa

(01/10/2014) Fiber-to-the-home broadband project helps producer use smart-farm technology to improve operation’s safety and efficiency

In the News...More News Releases
(August 22, 2014) Secretary Vilsack Announces USDA Investments That Help Expand Health Care and Economic Opportunities in Rural Iowa
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(August 20, 2014) Six Producers Awarded 2014 USDA Value Added Producer Grants in Iowa
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(August 6, 2014) U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to Headline White House “Made in Rural America Regional Forum” In Mount Vernon Friday August 8th
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(July 29, 2014) USDA Rural Development Temporarily Accepting Applications to Refinance Home Loans in Rural Iowa
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(June 25, 2014) Scranton Manufacturing Company Celebrates Groundbreaking for Large Facility Expansion
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RD Housing Eligibility UpdateThe Agricultural Act of 2014 makes areas with population up to 35,000 and rural in character eligible for USDA Rural Housing Programs with certain provisions. Changes to the eligible areas map based on the Farm Bill will be released on 5/6/2014.
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IA-RuralHealthSptlight-2013-11National Rural Health Day November 21
USDA Helps Celebrate National Rural Health Day November 21
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IA-WallacesFarmer2013-07Small Town Has Big Dreams
Community leaders in Belmond are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and follow their dreams
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IA-WallacesFarmer2013-04Veterans Offered Ag Career Help
USDA programs can assist veterans interested in starting a farming career
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IA-WallacesFarmer2013-02Local Foods Create Great Opportunities
USDA can help grow local food systems in Iowa
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