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USDA pitches rural programs

One theme was predominant at a meeting hosted Thursday by U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Development in Havre - planning and funding rural projects takes teamwork among agencies and groups.

"Dollars are tight. There is never enough to go around, particularly in rural states. We have to leverage our dollars," Tim Ryan, state director of Montana USDA Rural Development, said at the beginning of a four-hour presentation in Havre on Thursday.

Panelists talked about the results that leveraging can produce, like providing housing anddrinking water and making broadband Internet access availa...


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