About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CDC Launches Rural COVID-19 Web Page

CDC Launches Rural COVID-19 Web Page

About 46 million Americans live in rural areas, which face distinctive challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking feedback to launch a new program to help create high-wage jobs in rural communities and strengthen regional economies.
USDA Seeks Feedback on High-Wage Rural Jobs

USDA Seeks Feedback on High-Wage Rural Jobs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today announced that USDA is seeking feedback to launch a new program to help create high-wage jobs in rural communities and strengthen regional economies.

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this publication looking at the positive alternatives of living in rural areas.
COVID-19 Series: Rural America Offers Positive Alternatives in Light of COVID-19

COVID-19 Series: Rural America Offers Positive Alternatives in Light of COVID-19

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this publication looking at the positive alternatives of living in rural areas.

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this latest publication showing those U.S. counties potentially more threatened by economic downturn related to the employment industries hardest hit by the pandemic within their county
COVID-19 Series: Vulnerable Industries and Employment in U.S. Counties

COVID-19 Series: Vulnerable Industries and Employment in U.S. Counties

The Western Rural Development Center's COVID-19 Series continues with this latest publication showing those U.S. counties potentially more threatened by economic downturn related to the employment industries hardest hit by the pandemic within their county...

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the technical framework and components of the ASAP model.
ASAP Technical Documentation

ASAP Technical Documentation

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the technical framework and components of the ASAP model.

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief includes tools and resources for rural communities to manage the impacts of natural disasters.
COVID-19 Series: Tools and Resources for Rural Communities

COVID-19 Series: Tools and Resources for Rural Communities

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief includes tools and resources for rural communities to manage the impacts of natural disasters.

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief looks at the current pandemic that the nation and world are experiencing is a new natural and/or man-made disaster on community economic and social resilience that comes with
COVID-19 Series: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Series: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief looks at the current pandemic that the nation and world are experiencing is a new natural and/or man-made disaster on community economic and social resilience that comes with...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2019 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

The Western Rural Development Center's 2019 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief breaks down the CARES Act and provides information for eligibility of various funding elements.
COVID-19 Series: A Practical Guide to the CARES Act

COVID-19 Series: A Practical Guide to the CARES Act

COVID-19 Series is published by the Western Rural Development Center. This brief breaks down the CARES Act and provides information for eligibility of various funding elements.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2019

Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2019

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2018 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

The Western Rural Development Center's 2018 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2018

Rural Connections Fall 2018

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2018

Rural Connections Spring/Summer 2018

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2017 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

The Western Rural Development Center's 2017 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2017

Rural Connections Fall 2017

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring 2017

Rural Connections Spring 2017

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2016 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

The Western Rural Development Center's 2016 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2016

Rural Connections Fall 2016

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Spring 2016

Rural Connections Spring 2016

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2015 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

The Western Rural Development Center's 2015 Annual Report includes highlights of the Center's work during the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Fall 2015

Rural Connections Fall 2015

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2015

Rural Connections June 2015

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2014

Rural Connections May 2014

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

The Western Rural Development Center's 2014 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2013

Rural Connections November 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2013

Rural Connections June 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2012 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2012

The Western Rural Development Center's 2012 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections January 2013

Rural Connections January 2013

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2012

Rural Connections May 2012

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's 2011 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.
Annual Report 2011

Annual Report 2011

The Western Rural Development Center's 2011 Annual Report includes highlights from the year along with a message from Executive Director Don E. Albrecht.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections September 2001

Rural Connections September 2001

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections June 2011

Rural Connections June 2011

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

The Western Rural Development Center's annual reports include highlights from the Center's work each year. Here you have access to read the reports for 2006 through 2010.
Annual Reports 2006-2010

Annual Reports 2006-2010

The Western Rural Development Center's annual reports include highlights from the Center's work each year. Here you have access to read the reports for 2006 through 2010.

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections Sept. 2010

Rural Connections Sept. 2010

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections May 2010

Rural Connections May 2010

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2009

Rural Connections November 2009

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections April 2009

Rural Connections April 2009

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de
Rural Connections November 2008

Rural Connections November 2008

Rural Connections, the magazine of the Western Rural Development Center, is published to provide research-informed inspiration on timely research and activities by the West’s land-grant institutions and regional/national agencies as it relates to rural de...