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Rural Development and Communities

Rural development helps improve the economy and quality of life in rural  America.  Find information and tools that benefit first responders, Native Americans, downtown revitalization efforts, citizen housing, and other initiatives.

Key Library Products

Housing in Rural America: A Digital Exhibit

A snapshot of rural America is captured in this online exhibit featuring material from the National Agricultural Library (NAL) General and Special Collections. 

The Dirt Roads of Rural America

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued publications in the early 1900s that provided guidance on the best ways to build, maintain, and improve the earth roads that were common in rural America at that time. 

Rural Development Publications Collection

This digital collection contains publications related to historical rural development in America, including Rural Development Research Reports, Rural Development Perspectives, Agricultural Economic Reports, and Agriculture Information Bulletins.



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