USDA http://kuer.org en USDA Targets Poverty in Southeast Utah http://kuer.org/post/usda-targets-poverty-southeast-utah <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding a program into Utah that is aimed at helping rural counties escape the grasp of persistent poverty.</p><p>The new StrikeForce Initiative brings together agencies within the USDA in an attempt to better coordinate efforts to spur economic development in rural counties. Dave Conine is the Rural Development state director. He says by making knowledge and resources available through things like micro-loans that they’ll be able to make a real difference.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:55:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 27291 at http://kuer.org USDA Targets Poverty in Southeast Utah