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‘Targeted Funding’

USDA’s ‘assistance’ comes with a price

May 25, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

U.S. Department of Agriculture announcements last week touting $15 million to target rural areas that experience "persistent poverty" sounded like a pretty nice boost from the federal government, until the fine print was read. That $15 million must be spread over 20 states, as part of the USDA's StrikeForce initiative. West Virginia's share of that money will be spread over 30 counties.



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