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Rural Electric Systems to Receive USDA Funding

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the investment of 263.3-million dollars to help modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric systems in California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia. The funding will help improve more than 3,700 miles of line in rural areas. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says America’s infrastructure must be modernized if the U.S. is to continue to create jobs, expand opportunity and be competitive in the global economy. He says a modernized rural electric infrastructure will help better support economic development in rural areas while helping to ensure reliable and affordable electric service for people who live and work in small communities across the country.

Source: NAFB News Service