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Ripples, reactions from Obama's bus tour of the Midwest

President Barack Obama’s three-day bus trip to the Midwest continued to make news over the weekend with a series of developments. Read More...

Rural Council report prelude to fight for rural vote

The White House report on rural jobs and economic security released today sends a strong signal that President Barack Obama will fight hard for the rural vote in 2012. The report was released in advance of Obama’s three-day bus trip to the Midwest next week. Read More...

White House issues report on rural jobs, economic security

In advance of President Barack Obama’s trip to the Midwest next week, the White House has just released a report entitled “Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America.” Read More...

Vilsack: Rural Council, Congress should limit definitions of 'rural America'

KANSAS CITY — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said today that he would ask the White House Rural Council to try to reduce the number of federal government definitions of rural America and also encouraged Congress to take up the issue since rural officials have complained they have a hard time figuring out what programs they qualify for. Read More...

Obama sets up White House Rural Council

The Obama administration late last week established a White House Rural Council to better coordinate federal activities in rural areas. Read More...