In June, The Center for Rural Affairs were among 578 organizations, businesses, and local governments that signed a letter opposing the elimination of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development mission area and undersecretary.
For more than 20 years, they have helped rural communities develop and expand thriving businesses, create new economic opportunities, and build and maintain housing, water, electric, telecommunications, and other rural infrastructure.
Eliminating the undersecretary is the removal of the most significant rural advocate within USDA. Rural America stands to suffer as a result. In early May, we released a statement following USDA Sec. Sonny Perdue’s announcement. Click here to read the statement.