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Release No. STELPRD4021884
ContactVicki Schurman402-437-5563
Natalie Furrow(308) 534-2360 ext. 1129
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    Bushnell, Nebraska, Aug 23, 2013 -- USDA Rural Development will provide the Village of Bushnell with $2,300 joined by $1,885 from the Village for electronic improvements to the Village office. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.

    “In a Village of less than 150 it's not hard to imagine that operating budgets must be maintained with extreme diligence. The grant from USDA has been crucial in helping us to upgrade our outdated hardware and software. Without these grant funds it would have been difficult for the Village to purchase new equipment that would provide the level of technology currently required. Our thanks to the USDA Rural Development,” said M. Timothy Nolting, Village of Bushnell.

    “Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new computer, software, printer and PA system for the Village office,” said Community Programs Specialist Natalie Furrow, USDA Rural Development.

    USDA Rural Development funds were provided through its Community Facility Grant program. For more information contact Natalie Furrow at (308) 534-2360 ext. 1129 or Visit

    President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President's leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.

    USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.

    USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, common-sense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.


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Last Modified:11/20/2014 
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