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August 8, 2012

Ed note: this post was originally published on SBA.gov, the official site of the U.S. Small Business Administration

July 30, 2012

Federal agencies often get requests from local governments and organizations—especially those in rural America—to make information about available grants and resources easier to access and understand.

July 17, 2012

Today, I hosted a Google+ Hangout with Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan to highlight efforts to strengthen local and regional food systems across the United States.

July 13, 2012

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In every state, people are connecting directly with their food each time they bite into a local apple, grill a local steak or create a salad with local ingredients. Local food is about the products that farmers and ranchers grow and raise.

June 28, 2012

Tornadoes and fires hold more in common than being disasters: they can also make good neighbors.

This is uniquely true in Boligee, AL, a small rural town near the Mississippi border, and Hartville, OH, near Akron. It's a great story of faith communities helping each other -- and it has a beautiful twist at the end.