Three rural agencies receive USDA funds to help create jobs | Lifestyles

LINCOLN — The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $231,000 to assist rural businesses with job creation that will enhance economic opportunities, according to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development.

“The grants will help to strengthen small emerging rural businesses through working capital that will assist rural communities and build on economic opportunities,” said Karl Elmshaeuser, director of Rural Development. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural Nebraska in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

Nebraska’s recipients are:

» Center for Rural Affairs — $57,050 — Provide training and technical assistance in Lexington, Madison, West Point and Nebraska City for small and emerging food businesses to assist Latinos develop or start new business enterprises in their community. Workshops

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