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USDA STRIKEFORCE PROJECT
 
In a partnership developed with the Bladen Crisis Assistance Food Pantry and Thomas “Chubby” Starling the Bladen County Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Bladen County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) was able to deliver over 50 pounds of locally milled corn meal to be distributed to local limited resource families in the community.

  

      L-R  Bladen County NRCS District Conservationist Gavin Thompson, retired executive director of Bladen County FSA Thomas “Chubby” Starling, and Bladen County FSA Program Technician Rodney Musselwhite.

  

   

 L-R  Bladen County FSA Program Technician Rodney Musselwhite, Crisis Social Worker Tenecia Johnson, Bladen County NRCS District Conservationist Gavin Thompson.

   

 L-R Bladen County NRCS District Conservationist Gavin Thompson, retired executive director of Bladen County FSA Thomas “Chubby” Starling, Bladen County Soil Conservationist Paige Seago.

   

Rural Americans face many unique challenges every day and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides assistance to help rural communities prosper. Unfortunately, 85% of America’s persistent poverty counties are in rural America – and we can’t allow these areas to be left behind. That is why in 2010; Agriculture Secretary Vilsack launched the StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity (StrikeForce) - a coordinated effort to increase economic opportunities and address the needs of rural communities suffering from persistent poverty. In collaboration with over 400 partners, including other federal agencies, community based organizations, state based agencies and local partners, USDA is providing targeted technical assistance and other support to leverage results.

 
   

   
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