ERIC Number: ED107436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Rural Development: Third Annual Report of the President to the Congress on Government Services to Rural America.
Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
In response to Section 901(e) of the Agricultural Act of 1970, this third annual report on the availability of government and government assisted services to rural areas presents developments pertinent to the objectives of the Rural Development Act of 1972. Presented via narrative and tabular data, emphasis is on the following: (1) net rural to urban migration 1960-70 (2.2 million); (2) job development in rural areas as compared with urban areas 1960-70 (drastic declines of -34 percent in agricultural and -16 percent in industrial employment gave rural areas an overall employment gain of 15 percent as compared to that of 27 percent in urban areas); (3) needed new rural jobs to achieve a rural-urban balance 1970-80 (3.1 million jobs for all employable males); (4) needed rural community facilities and services to support rural industrialization (particularly in the areas of health and housing); (5) the farm income situation (increased and increasing farm income at a record $19.2 million in 1972); (6) coordination of Federal activities in support of State, local, and private efforts in rural development (greater reliance on local initiative); and (7) Federal program outlays applicable to rural areas, for fiscal years 1970, 1971, and 1972 (lacking in coordinated rural development objectives). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agriculture, Annual Reports, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Community Services, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Health, Housing, Industry, Job Development, Migration Patterns, Needs, Regional Planning, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Urban Differences, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.