USDA Secretary Perdue Presents Findings on Rural Prosperity to President Trump

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will ceremonially present today the findings of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to President Donald J. Trump at the 2018 American Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. On April 25, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the task force “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory […]

Livestream – A White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next: Live webcast

October 5, 2016 A White House Rural Forum Focusing on Results in Rural Communities and a Look Forward to What’s Next Join the conversation with #RuralResults. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Chair of the White House Rural Council, will convene a White House Rural Forum at Penn State University to discuss the Obama Administration’s rural strategy, […]

Local food hub sprouts in Little Falls Minnesota: Former Crestliner building takes new roots

RUPRI leader Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director Region Five in MN,  is a member of the RUPRI State Policy Panel and Next Generation National Advisory Board.  Cheryal and collaborator Arlene Jones launched “Sprout” on Friday, April 1st in Little Falls MN – with many funders, partners and contributors.   RUPRI was  honored to participate in this […]

RUPRI President, Chuck Fluharty, to participate in discussion of White House Rural Council at NADO Policy Conference

April 5, 2016 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am The Future of the White House Rural Council Established by President Obama in 2011, the White House Rural Council has provided a framework for addressing challenges in rural America. In launching several successful initiatives designed to grow the rural economy, the council has worked to streamline federal programs, […]

RUPRI Participates in first convening of the White House Rural Council and the National Association of Counties – Opportunity for All: Building a Brighter Future for Rural Families

View Full Article Between 2012 and 2014, child poverty fell further than it had since 2000, indicating that the economic recovery is starting to improve prospects for poor families. Still, in 2014, roughly 2.5 million children in rural areas were poor and approximately 1.2 million children lived in rural families with cash incomes below half […]

RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty Participates in White House Convening on Rural Placemaking

Quote from RUPRI President Chuck Fluharty  at White House Convening on Rural Placemaking on November 17, 2015. “Charles Fluharty, President and CEO of the Rural Policy Research Institute, spoke to the remarkable significance of the White House meeting: “You never know the most important things in your life as you’re going through them,” he said. […]

Rural Wealth Creation Team receives USDA Abraham Lincoln Honor Award

LINCOLN HONOR AWARD: For leading a national research program on rural wealth creation that incorporates a broader conception of wealth into efforts to achieve and measure rural prosperity. RUPRI Team: Dr. Bruce Weber, Professor of Applied Economics and Director of the Rural Studies Program, Oregon State University Dr. Matthew Fannin, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University […]