Create a Rural Revitalization Program

President Obama has made the following promise:

"Obama will create a rural revitalization program to attract and retain young people to rural America." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

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Updated: January 21, 2009

Vilsack Acknowledges Hardship

In his confirmation hearing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack lamented: "Small towns and rural communities continue to lose people and jobs while critical infrastructure crumbles." He pledged "to leverage the financial commitment of the stimulus bill with other public sector and private resources to realize the full promise of rural America."

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