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High-Speed Internet Needed for ‘Rural Prosperity,’ USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

High-Speed Internet Needed for 'Rural Prosperity,' USDA Says

Staff reports Five areas are critical for rural prosperity, according to the USDA. E-connectivity was the No. 1 “call to action,” in a recent USDA report. “Rural prosperity can only truly be achieved by connecting rural America to high-speed internet,” the report said. Other key areas were: quality of life,…

Views on Rural Opioid Abuse Sought

Staff reports Residents of Alcorn County and other rural areas can visit this USDA web page to say what opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery strategies have worked best in their communities. The interactive feature was launched last week, and the information will be used to create an interactive resource…

USDA to Host Discussions on Opioid Abuse in Rural Areas

Staff reports The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month will begin hosting a series roundtable discussions to better understand what rural communities need to address opioid misuse. “The opioid epidemic in rural communities is more than a public health issue,” said Anne Hazlett with USDA Rural Development. “This is a…

More Than $1.5 Million From USDA Farm Loan Programs Outstanding in Alcorn County

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Twenty-eight borrowers in Alcorn County have a total outstanding loan amount of more than $1.5 million from USDA farm loan programs, the agency said. The average outstanding amount per borrower is about $54,884. Corinth Today obtained the loan information through a Freedom of Information…