ERIC Number: ED107432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct-2
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report on Rural Development for Fiscal Year 1970.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Rural development progress relative to State-U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) committees is presented via exemplary citation in this 1970 report. Summaries are given for: (1) Status of State-USDA Organization for Rural Development, (2) Functional Relationships of USDA Committees on Rural Development, (3) Activities and Projects Underway, (4) Generalized Rural Trends. Exemplary State progress reports are presented for Alabama (industrialization); Arkansas (job development); Arizona (job increases); Kentucky and Iowa (industrialization and job creation); Maryland (housing, public facilities, and recreation); and Vermont ("creative localism"). Exemplary agency activities are cited for (1) Agricultural Research Service (a new Agribusiness and Rural Living Program); (2) Extension Service (a garbage disposal program and various beautification projects); (3) Farmer Cooperative Service (a feasibility study on flower growing in Georgia); (4) Farmers Home Administration (development of a water system in Derby Center, Vermont); (5) Forest Service (expansion of Pennsylvania's timber based industries); (6) Rural Electrification Administration (a feasibility study on a North Dakota malting barley plant); (7) Soil Conservation Service (catfish production increases in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Agriculture, Annual Reports, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Electricity, Extension Education, Federal Government, Forestry, Industrialization, Job Development, Organization, Program Descriptions, Research Projects, Rural Development, Soil Conservation, State Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.