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Published August 04, 2011, 10:49 AM

Simplifying rural definitions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said during a visit to Kansas City, Mo., he would ask the White House Rural Council to try to reduce the number of federal government definitions of rural America and also encouraged Congress to take up the issue since rural officials have complained they have a hard time figuring out what programs they qualify for.

By: Jerry Hagstrom, Special to Agweek

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