Rural development assistant to secretary Anne Hazlett testifies at Senate Agriculture Committee hearing

Rural development focus of Senate Ag Committee hearing

New USDA rural development assistant promises to work with resources provided in next farm bill.

The Senate Agriculture Committee gathered Thursday to hear about rural development and energy needs and priorities from those at the U.S. Department of Agriculture as well as broad set of private-sector stakeholders who are on the frontlines of rural America.

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump proposed a deep cut in many rural development programs through his “skinny budget,” and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s reorganization plan at USDA looked to eli

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