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Zero Barriers Policy Roundtables

Zero Barriers Policy Roundtables

From its very beginning, the Rural Counts advocacy program has been committed to taking its lead from the wisdom of local champions and Rural Center partners.    After collaboratively developing our 10 strategies agenda in 2016, we spent a year on the road hosting...
Jones Street Journal

Jones Street Journal

Short Session in Short The General Assembly convened in May (May 16) with a focus on revising the state budget for the upcoming state fiscal year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019). The budget the legislature enacted was vetoed by Governor Cooper, but his veto was...
Rural Road Trip Update

Rural Road Trip Update

Last spring, Patrick Woodie and John Coggin set out on a quest: visit each of the 80 counties served by the Rural Center and meet with community leaders – elected officials, business leaders, health care workers, educators, and civic champions – to hear...
Dispatches From DC

Dispatches From DC

2018 Farm Bill Reauthorization    April 20 The current Farm Bill (Public Law 113-79) expires September 30, 2018. The measure authorizes various commodity, trade, rural development, agricultural research, and food and nutrition programs. Some programs are assured...

Announcement: Thread Capital activates Hurricane Florence Rapid Recovery Loan Program to assist North Carolina businesses affected by the storm. To learn more, click here.