U.S. Department of Agriculture http://peoriapublicradio.org en Funding for Rural Development Program up in the air http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/funding-rural-development-program-air <p></p><div><div>As Congress fiddles with major farm legislation, there’s a portion of it that gets very little attention. Yet supporters say it is a difference-maker for job creation in small rural communities and provides a boost those towns need. Harvest Public Media’s Bill Wheelhouse reports:&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill passed out of the </span>ag<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> committees in Mid-May. The funding status for the various rural development programs remains in flux, though the House bill would eliminate 13 programs and reduce funding levels by more than $1.5 billion over five years.</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:15:12 +0000 Denise Molina & Bill Wheelhouse 5963 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Funding for Rural Development Program up in the air