Publications and Resources

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
On Nov. 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an infrastructure deal providing a vital investment into our nation’s infrastructure and clean energy landscape.

Charting a Course for an Equity-Centered Data System
This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report encourages all parties to combine efforts to transform public health data systems to reimagine how data is collected, shared, and used to better identify the investments needed to improve health equity.

USDA Support for Food Banks and Emergency Food Systems
USDA Food and Nutrition Service piece outlines USDAs expected investment, of approximately $2 billion, to support the nation’s emergency food system in fiscal year 2022.  

The USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative
USDA is partnering with tribal-serving organizations on seven projects to reimagine federal food and agriculture programs from an Indigenous perspective and inform future USDA programs and policies.

Rural Development and Rural Health Practices: Trends and Opportunities for Alignment
This Aspen Institute piece describes trends and catalysts between rural economic community development and rural public health care and also notes how connections can propel rural prosperity. 

Events and Learning Opportunities

USDA Rural Development Events:

12/17:USDA Rural Development’s NEW Biofuel Producer Program Informational Webinar 

12/20: Food Supply Chain Guaranteed Loan Program Lender Webinar

2/24 - 2/25: Agricultural Outlook Forum 

Find past workshop recordings at the USDA Rural Development YouTube Channel.


Other Learning Opportunities:

Recorded: Impact of COVID-19-Organizations Serving Low- to Moderate-Income Communities

Various Dates: NTIA Broadband Grant Program Public Listening Sessions                        

1/18: Reaching Your Agritourism Target Market: Booking Sites for Farm Stays/Experiences