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Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Wed Feb 27, 2013 06:17 AM CST

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

USDA Recommends Expanding the Definition of "Rural" for Development Programs

USDA has finally delivered -- two-and-a-half years late -- a report to Congress that provides legislators with a rundown of the various definitions of "rural" that the department's Rural Development agency uses when determining eligibility for its programs. There are at least three main categories of what constitutes a rural city, town or village, with population cutoffs of 10,000, 20,000 and 50,000, depending on the program. In the report, Rural Development ...

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