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Economic and Rural Development

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United States Department of Agriculture.

A USDA initiative to promote sustainable local and regional food systems that will support small and mid-sized farms and ranches, strengthen rural communities, promote healthy eating, and protect our natural resources.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.

by Lorin Kusmin

Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-145) 6 pp, November 2015. 

"This report highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on the U.S. rural economy, including employment, population, poverty trends, and educational attainment trends."