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Center for Rural Affairs

The Center for Rural Affairs is an advocate for health care, clean energy, sustainable agriculture, and community development in rural areas. Also offers technical assistance, financing programs, and other resources to rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:community & capacity development, agriculture & food systems, entrepreneurship & small business, health & health care, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities, Business & Economy, Recreation & Health,
Tags:health, health care, clean energy, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business, community development, food systems, small business support, small business financing, financing, rural communities, entrepreneurs
Telephone:402-687-2100
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Economic Research Service (ERS)

The USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) anticipates trends and emerging issues in agriculture, food, the environment, and rural America and to conduct high-quality, objective economic research to inform and enhance public and private decision making. ERS digitally publishes its research and analysis in economic research reports, articles in our award-winning Amber Waves magazine, and data products throughout the year.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data
Telephone:202-694-5139
Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: National Agricultural Statistics by State

The National Agricultural Statistical Service provides information on crops, plants, livestock, environmental concerns associated with agriculture, current research, and agricultural land use statistics.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:data source, information source
Subtopic:data & analysis, socio-economic & other data, agriculture & food systems, conservation & environment, Data Collection & Analysis, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:agriculture, data collection, farming, food systems, statistics, sustainable agriculture, economic data, environmental quality
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Link:webpage

U.S. Department of Agriculture: Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to complete a variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. REAP offers loan guarantees and grants for eligible applicants.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:funding resource
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, energy, funding & financing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building, Business & Economy,
Tags:funding, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, clean energy, energy efficiency, farming, small business financing, renewable energy
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Link:webpage

Federal Resources for Sustainable Rural Communities

Provides information on funding and technical assistance opportunities available from HUD, DOT, EPA, and USDA, as well as examples of how rural communities across the country have put these programs into action.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:technical assistance, resource guide, funding resource
Subtopic:housing & real estate, transportation, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:rural community, funding, technical assistance, housing, transportation, environmental quality, agriculture, farming
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Link:webpage

Gardens from Garbage

Gardens from Garbage seeks to provide assitance in teaching, organizing, networking, and producing in regards to food sustainability. Garbage from Garden's mission is to educate and guide organizations, neighborhoods and communities in developing a sustainable local food source through composting, gardening and year-round greenhouses.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, organization
Subtopic:rural community issues & solutions, organizational development & assistance, community & public health, agriculture & food systems, Community Building, Local Government & Services, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:food systems, educational support, farm, sustainable agriculture
Telephone:406-868-2359
Link:webpage

Montana Department of Agriculture: Rural Assistance

The Montana Department of Agriculture offers a variety of grant, loan and outreach programs to assist rural comunities and ag-related businesses.


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Geography:Montana
Resource Type:information source, funding resource, training, technical assistance
Subtopic:business assistance, rural community issues & solutions, agriculture & food systems, funding & financing, Business & Economy, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:grants, funding, rural community, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, small business support, farming
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Link:webpage

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) is an alliance of grassroots organizations that advocates and provides publications to the public regarding federal policy reform to advance the sustainability of agriculture, food systems, natural resources, and rural communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:advocacy, information source
Subtopic:agriculture & food systems, rural community issues & solutions, Issues & Opportunities, Community Building,
Tags:sustainable agriculture, agriculture, food systems, rural community, conservation
Telephone:202-547-5754
Link:webpage

Smart Growth: Putting Smart Growth to Work in Rural Communities

EPA and the International City/County Management Association (2010): Focuses on smart growth strategies to meet three main goals: support the rural landscape by keeping working lands viable and conserving natural lands; help existing places thrive by taking care of investments and assets; and create great new places by building lively and enduring neighborhoods where people want to live.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:information source
Subtopic:economy, economic development, development & smart growth, collaboration & community engagement, community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, conservation & environment, agriculture & food systems, Business & Economy, Land Use Planning & Housing, Community Building, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:rural community, conservation, resilience, smarth growth, sustainable agriculture
Telephone:406-457-5000
Link:webpage

Sonoran Institute

The Sonoran Institute is a not-for-profit 501 '3 organization that promotes community decisions that respect the land and people of the West. Sonoran's website includes information, contacts and examples to promote community-based strategies that preserve and protect the ecological integrity of protected lands and at the same time meet the economic aspirations of adjoining landowners and communities.


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Geography:United States
Resource Type:organization, information source
Subtopic:community & capacity development, rural community issues & solutions, development & smart growth, planning, public lands, conservation & environment, environmental health & quality, Community Building, Land Use Planning & Housing, Issues & Opportunities,
Tags:citizen planning, community engagement, conservation, environmental quality, sustainable development, agriculture
Telephone:520-290-0828
Link:webpage