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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.”

The report lists what the council considers the Obama administration’s accomplishments in rural America. It was written by the White House Rural Council, which is composed of all Cabinet officers and executive branch agency heads who have an impact on rural America, a White House spokesman said.

“In the coming months, the Rural Council will focus on spurring agricultural innovation, expanding infrastructure, increasing access to capital in rural areas for small businesses, and creating economic opportunities through conservation and outdoor recreation,” Obama wrote in a letter introducing the report.

The White House has scheduled a call to reporters with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this afternoon. The Hagstrom Report will provide an analysis of the report and the Vilsack call later today.

Rural Council Report: Jobs and Economic Security for Rural America