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The State of Rural America

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This speech was presented at the Center's Annual Meeting on November 10, 2001, in Sioux City, Iowa by by Chuck Hassebrook, Executive Director of the Center for Rural Affairs.</i>
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This year the work of the Center goes forward in the midst of a profound national crisis. America has come under attack.
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Rural Revitalization

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<i>This speech was given before the Joint Agricultural Policy Listening and Advocacy Session in Ames, Iowa on August 24, 2001 by Jon Bailey, Rural Research and Analysis Program Director at the Center for Rural Affairs.</i>
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What’s So Big About Microenterprise?

Microenterprises are businesses with five or fewer employees. At the Center for Rural Affairs, we work every day to ensure that the 2007 farm bill includes the kinds of rural economic development strategies that actually work in rural communities, like investment in microenterprise.

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