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News stories from the past 60 days.

Rural Americans Are Now The Largest Slice Of Federal Food Aid Recipients
Oct 18, 2018 - According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, since 2012 rural areas and small towns under 2,500 people have the highest rates of participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Rates used to be higher in urban areas. Nationally, 16% of households in rural areas use SNAP versus 13% in urban areas.
Source: HPPR
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New Grant Supports Cancer Prevention and Control in Rural Iowa
Oct 12, 2018 - The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa has received supplemental funding from the National Cancer Institute to develop research strategies to support rural hospitals and providers in addressing cancer-control disparities.
Source: University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
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USDA Partners to Improve Electric Infrastructure for More Than 347,000 Rural Americans Across 13 States
Sep 19, 2018 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $398.5 million through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program to improve rural electric service in 13 states. This includes investments in smart grid technology to increase system efficiencies.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Last Updated: 10/19/2018