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By Kalee Olson
Policy associate Center for Rural Affairs 

Appropriations bill holds funding levels steady for farmers, rural businesses


March 24, 2022

Federal programs that invest in rural America have a significant impact on small communities. As resources are made available to local businesses and farmers, they are better equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

Each year, Congress is responsible for passing an appropriations bill that allocates additional funding to programs that support agricultural, rural development, and small communities. On March 11, President Joe Biden signed the 2022 appropriations bill, totalling $1.5 trillion.

Included in the bill is the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. The program, funded at...

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