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Actively Engaged - The President Must Act

President Obama declared in January that despite Congressional logjams, “America does not stand still – and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

In Celebration of Farmers

National Farm to School month is upon us. Remember it’s about getting fresh, healthy, locally grown food to our children. Remember it starts with the farmer.

Anybody knows the challenge who has tried to grow food in a pot, a small garden, vertically, horizontally — the heat too much, the frost too soon, the pests too plenty; the rain too scarce.

Nine Reasons You Make Us Rock!

I’m Emilee Pease, Executive and Development Assistant here at the Center for Rural Affairs, and newest addition to the Center team. So far, my favorite part about working at the Center is my interactions with supporters like you. Every day I look forward to working with you to help make a difference in rural America.

Stop Muddying the Water

In March, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that have left more than half of America’s streams and millions of wetland acres unprotected from pollution. Since then, organizations and individuals who don’t seem that concerned about clean water have leveled every possible criticism against the proposed rule – and some that seem impossible.

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