Are You Rural Made?
According to the USDA, 46.2 million people call rural areas “home”. Since 2009, the USDA has been targeting rural areas to help rural businesses grow. As part of their commitment to strengthen rural economies, the USDA announced a new state-by-state “Made in Rural America” report illustrating the impact of these investments in rural communities. These reports include snapshots of specific USDA investments in rural businesses, manufacturing, energy, water and other infrastructure development.
These investments made by the USDA are creating new markets for both farmers and business in four key areas; production agriculture, local and regional food systems, the bio-based economy, and conservation and natural resources. A majority of these investments help value-added agriculture producers and businesses. This includes removing barriers to U.S. trade, providing resources, and expanding markets by investing in new infrastructure, innovations and tools.
Farmland can now be viewed for a limited time (4 weeks) on Hulu. This documentary takes an intimate look at the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20's, all of whom are responsible for running their farming business. By watching, you will get a first-hand glimpse into the lives of young farmers and ranchers and learn about their high-risk/high-reward jobs and passion for a way of life that has been passed down form generation to generation.
Watch Farmland on Hulu by clicking here.