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Don’t Let Donald Trump Sideline Rural Development at the USDA

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Don’t Let Donald Trump Sideline Rural Development at the USDA

To be delivered to Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture and President Donald Trump

Petition Statement

We demand that the Trump Administration keep their hands off the Rural Development Mission Area. Federal programs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) should prioritize rebuilding small towns and rural communities, not international trade that only benefits the millionaire and billionaires in the agricultural industry.
There are currently 963 signatures. NEW goal - We need 1,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The Trump Administration is deprioritizing rural revitalization in favor of boosting international trade that benefits millionaire and billionaires in the Agricultural industry.

Rural America is in decline. According to the Center for Rural Affairs, Nearly 7 in 10 rural Americans fear their small town life may be dying, yet 90% say this way of life is worth fighting for.

However, instead of expanding federal programs to rebuild rural America, the Trump Administration is demoting and cutting the only program at the United States Department of Agriculture solely focused on supporting small towns and rural communities.

Recently, Donald Trump’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue released a plan eliminating the Undersecretary of Rural Development which means that rural communities will no longer have an equal seat the USDA table.

This is the first attack on rural America by the Trump Administration. Just weeks ago, the Trump administration attempted to wipe out rural business programs through the appropriations process.

Federal USDA programs should prioritize rebuilding small towns and rural communities, not international trade that only benefits the millionaire and billionaires in the agricultural industry.

Please join us and demand that the Trump Administration keep their hands off the Rural Development Mission Area.


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