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MDARD provides grants to UP communities for rural development projects

MARQUETTE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) — Some rural communities around UP stand to benefit from improved infrastructure. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Rural Development Fund grants are intended to support projects and industries that benefit rural communities. The department received 114 proposals and awarded grants to 21 projects, …

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UP obtains rural development grants | News, Sports, Jobs

EAST LANSING — The towns of Iron Mountain, Norway, Crystal Falls and Iron River are among 12 Upper Peninsula communities that have received rural development grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Michigan USDA Director Brandon Fewins said Thursday. “These projects represent significant infrastructure investments in public …

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SNAP spending and the rural economy | News, Sports, Jobs

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP, is often misunderstood as favoring urban residents over rural ones. Formerly known as food stamps, a new study analyzing this program shows that the opposite may be true. SNAP makes nutritional assistance payments to one in eight Americans every month. About 16% of …

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