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Immigration, opportunity, and rural America

Amidst the turbulent political times for immigrants in our country, the Center for Rural Affairs reiterates its commitment to advancing a set of values that reflects the best of rural America. Among those values are RESPONSIBILITY placed upon each of us to contribute to our community and society, genuine OPPORTUNITY for all to earn a living, raise a family, and prosper in a rural place, and FAIRNESS that allows all who contribute to the nation’s prosperity to share in it.

What are the Multi-Value Project Transmission Lines?

Think about the last time you drove into a major city.  Chances are you traveled on a highway that allowed many cars to travel quickly to their general destination.

If you imagine our highway system as transmission lines and cars as electrons, you have a good analogy to describe how our grid works.

Like highways, transmission lines carry bulk energy quickly across long distances and across state lines. But again, like highways, when transmission lines are overburdened they become less efficient and reliable.

President’s 2018 budget undercuts rural communities

President Trump’s budget released on May 23 demonstrates his lack of understanding and prioritization of the struggles of rural communities.

Although Trump won the presidency with broad support from rural voters, his budget proposes to zero out several programs that address the challenges of rural communities. Proposed cuts include reducing or eliminating support for rural small businesses and entrepreneurs and compromising anti-poverty programs that lead to healthy families.

Seventh Generation Award awarded to Chuck and Barb Francis

Chuck and Barb Francis, of Lincoln, Neb., received the Center for Rural Affairs’ 2017 Seventh Generation Award at an awards ceremony on March 10 in York, Neb.

The Seventh Generation Award is a lifetime service award presented to an individual or individuals who have made major contributions in improving rural life and protecting our land and water. Awardees generally have touched more than one area of the Center’s work.

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