Ag Secretary Veneman announced the release of $703 million in economic development projects for rural communities throughout the country. "Rural America is an integral part of this nation's economic fabric and President Bush is committed to programs that create jobs and spur investment and economic growth," said Veneman. "These projects will provide critical infrastructure funding that will help residents and businesses in rural communities, as well as create jobs and more investment in these areas."
The 377 projects in 47 states will build and upgrade water and waste disposal facilities and are funded through the new farm bill (P.L. 107-171). For additional information or a list of projects, go to www.usda.gov/news/releases/2002/08/0347.htm