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Judd Anderson (middle left) and Brad Augustine of Marksville (middle right) accepting the USDA Rural Development Business of the Year award from USDA Rural Development State Director Clarence W. Hawkins (center) with Tommy Maddie (right) of the Avoyelles Parish Port Commission and Donnie Wooley (left) owner of Ark-La-Tex Financial. The award was presented at the Governor’s mansion at the Louisiana Small Business Awards Ceremony in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Brudd Construction Company was recognized by USDA Rural Development for their valuable contributions in utilizing program funds made available through the Rural Development’s Business and Cooperative Programs for creating ladders of opportunities and saving jobs in a rural impoverished area of Central Louisiana. The Avoyelles Parish Port Commission received a USDA Rural Development Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) in the amount of $144,000 to construct an asphaltic concrete roadway at the Port of Avoyelles. Avoyelles Parish is designated as a StrikeForce community. StrikeForce is a USDA initiative that aims to increase investments in rural communities through intensive outreach and stronger partnerships with community leaders, businesses, foundations, and other groups that are working to combat poverty.

In the News...More News Releases
(July 21, 2014) USDA Awards Grants to Native American Communities to Strengthen Small Businesses and Create Jobs
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(May 30, 2014) USDA Celebrates Homeownership Month - Agency Assists Record Number of Rural Families to Become Homeowners in 2013
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(May 22, 2014) USDA Announces Funding for Advanced Communications Technology in Rural Areas
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(May 21, 2014) USDA Seeks Applications to Finance Construction and Rehabilitation of Rural Rental Housing
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(May 15, 2014) USDA Rural Development Recognizes Brudd Construction and The Cottonport Bank as 2013 Business and Lender of the Year
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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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TX_HHSsealThe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
encourage all Americans to visit their website to learn more about rural health insurance plans available this fall.
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LA State Success StoriesU.S. Map Featuring Program Funding and Success Stories for FY 2009-2011
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UP-ARRARural Development's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009
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