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(APRIL 20, 2012) OH NEBRASKA! INVESTING IN LITTLE TOWNS AND WIDE OPEN SPACES THROUGH USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT-VIDEO RELEASED
Lincoln, Nebraska, Apr 20, 2012 --

@@USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul has released “Oh, Nebraska!  Investing in Little Towns and Wide Open Spaces through USDA Rural Development”, a video depicting the array of projects USDA Rural Development has funded, impacting rural Nebraskans.  USDA Rural Development can build a rural community from the ground up.

“It is with great pleasure that I share this video with Nebraskans,” said Moul.  “I think that by viewing the video you will find projects with which we can assist rural communities as well as our accomplishments.”

The video reflects that in federal fiscal year 2011, Nebraska USDA Rural Development delivered $189 million to rural areas of the state.  Programs of housing was $121.9 million, community facilities and water and wastewater $29.1 million, business $26.6 million, telecommunications $10.3 million, and distance learning and telemedicine $1.5 million.  More than $1.9 billion has been invested in rural Nebraska since the year 1996.

Please view the video at:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjO8PA1ft1k&feature=youtu.be.  The video was produced and directed by State Director Maxine Moul.  The music “Nebraska” was provided by the Marcy Brothers of Hay Springs, Nebraska.