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USDA talks plans to improve internet, water access in rural Upstate New York

Yates County: Impact of New York’s proposed state budget
Depopulation in rural areas of the United States is a looming concern. A staggering 24% of all U.S. counties are depopulating, and 91% of those counties are rural. Now more than ever, leaders at every ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small discusses opportunities in New York (podcast)

Torres Small testifies on Capitol Hill on expanding rural broadband access
What's new in rural development? On this episode of the podcast USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small and USDA State Director for Rural Development in New York Brian Murray were in-studio discussing ... more
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Do you qualify for a $600 stimulus check from the USDA’s $700 million dollar program?

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The $700 million dollar Farm and Food Worker Relief Grant Program is giving some American workers checks worth $600. The funding is being given to workers through state agencies, Tribal entities, and non-profit organizations. Farm ... more
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Largest permanent boost to food stamps ever coming soon: How much will recipients get? USDA says $251 per month

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP has been keeping families fed throughout most of the pandemic. When economic lockdowns struck requests for SNAP benefits skyrocketed as jobless claims did the same. Since December 2020 ... more
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