USDA Touts Rural Development Efforts

USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development

The United States Department of Agriculture is giving itself a pat on the back discussing programs available to rural residents in Indiana.

Key among the USDA’s programs is its financial support for water and sewer systems, housing, and emergency services facilities.

The federal branch’s Rural Development operations have provided more than $213-billion in loans and guarantees to aid in economic development in rural areas of the country. $780-million of that was distributed throughout Indiana’s 92 counties.

Apart from its broad reach, the USDA says it is looking to help businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers through their outreach programs. Officials with the Rural Development operation say that those interested are able to reach out to the local offices based in Knox.