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Strengthen Community Disaster Preparedness/Response through Broadband Initiative or Community Connect mmuity Disaster Preparedness

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: community disaster preparedness/response, rural broadband, community connect
The USDA Rural Broadband Initiative requires successful Community Connect grant recipients to provide two years of free public access at sites included in their proposals. Provide the applicants an option to provide perpetual access to the community emergency response entities. In the appliCation paqcket, provide simple assessment and opt in/out ...
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Rural Development

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
To Whom it May Concern:

The USDA – Rural Development programs are of definite benefit for small municipalities. I have had experience with Rural Development for Delmar De. (water treatment plant) and Fruitland MD (public safety facility). If it were not for the funds provided by Rural Development these ...
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MRWA circuit rider program

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
To Whom it may concern:

I am writing on behalf of Southwest Rural Water District and all other rural water districts and municipalities in the state of Missouri.
It is my understanding that the circuit rider program offered by Missouri Rural Water Association is under review and ...
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Circuit Riders

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural development, rural utilities, usda, rus
Just wanted to let my support to the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association circuit rider program. They have helped out Southeast Water User in many areas and have also been very helpful to the small communities that we serve. Some of the things that they help with are leak ...
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Comments to USDA

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
I am the manager of Cass Rural Water District (CRWD). CRWD serves nearly 3,800 residential customers as well as 14 community bulk users in Cass County, North Dakota. The Circuit Rider Program administered by the North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association has proven to be a very effective and cost ...
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NDRWSA

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rural utilities, rus
Note: This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.

I would like to comment on the support that we have received from our ND Rural water people. Mike Ritteman has helped us out many times. I am so glad that I can call on him when I have ...
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Circuit Riders

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
Hello, My name is Steve Peterson, I am the Public Works Director for the City of Surrey, ND. I am writing to you today to ask you to please support the Circut Rider Program that helps small water systems all over the state of ND. without their help I would ...
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Circuit Rider Cafe

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rural utilities
Just wanted to let you know how thankful I am for the Circuit Rider Program. I am new to the industry and if I didn’t have Tom Sieg there to answer questions I would have been totally lost my first year with the City of Granville.

They are ...
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Rural Development Stakeholders Outreach meeting

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
Re: Rural Development Stakeholder Outreach Meetings
Rural Communities-Question 7
To Whom It May Concern:
As an operator in two small water and wastewater systems, I appreciate the technical
assistance that is provided by Rural Water Associations throughout the country. Idaho
Rural Water Association helps operators throughout the state in their ...
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Rural Utility Services

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
To Whom It May Concern:
I am an operator for a small water system in Northern Idaho. As such, we are visited regularly by
the Idaho Rural Water Association Circuit Rider. We truly appreciate the technical assistance that
is provided through Rural Water. We personally have benefited from rate studies ...
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circuit riders

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus, rural utilities
I live in a small town of about 24 people. We depend on the circuit riders for help with problems that we do not have the expertise or money to take care of. They help in hands on filling out reports. Have equipment that will help us in locating valves ...
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Circuit Rider Program

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural development, usda, rural utilities, rus
USDA:
I am Joe LaFave and I am the President of South Central Regional Water District (SCWD). SCWD serves
over 5,000 residential, bulk, and pasture service customers in Burleigh, Emmons, and McLean Counties in
North Dakota. The Circuit Rider Program administered by the North Dakota Rural Water Systems
Association has ...
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MS circuit rider

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural development, usda, rural utilities, rus
My name is Vicki Skinner, mayor for the Town of Walnut. I am writing this letter on behalf of Rural Development circuit riders. I was elected and took office in July 2009; with just six months into office the town was put under state of emergency. January 11, 2010, an ...
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ND Rural Water Systems Association Circuit Rider Program

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus
We are writing this is regards to the ND Rural Water Systems Association.
We support their Association. They are very helpful in their training programs.
The Circuit Rider Program has helped us in many ways.
We encourage your continued support of the Circuit Rider program!

Patricia McCombs, City Auditor ...
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Re: Stakeholder Outreach Meetings

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus
This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.

To Whom It May Concern:
I am the clerk for two small water and sewer districts in Northern Idaho. We are blessed to have had
the benefit of having the Idaho Rural Water Association Circuit Rider visit us often. The ...
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Re: Rural Development Stakeholder Outreach Meetings

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: usda, rural development, rus
This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.

Rural Communities-Question 7
To Whom It May Concern:
I have been the Chairperson of Valley View Water and Sewer District for two years. When I came on the
Board, I did not know anything about operation/management of a small rural ...
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Circuit Rider

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural utilities, rus, usda, rural development
Note: This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.


Rural water has been very good to us. I think it is a great program. Tom has been very helpful with any questions we have had and has been willing to help us solve ...
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RWD#6

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural utilities, rus, usda, rural development
Note: This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.


Dear Sirs:


On behalf of the Rural Water District No. 6, Doniphan County, KS, thank you for the opportunity to comment on USDA Rural Development programs. Our northeast ...
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Circuit Rider Letter

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural utilities, rus, usda, rural development
Note: This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.

Circuit Riders have been a big help to Rural Water. They help solve many different problems for many different systems. This allows us to learn through them when problems arrise, as they have usually delt with ...
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Circuit Rider Letter

: Rural Development and Economic Growth
: rural utilities, rus, usda, rural development
Note: This comment was submitted via email to the Administrator.

FERNWOOD WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
SANTA WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT
August 29, 2011
Re: Rural Development Stakeholder Outreach Meetings
Rural Communities
To Whom It May Concern:
We operate water ...
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Identifying Additives on Label / Pink Slime
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Do not deregulate genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa
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GMO'S ARE UNLABELED, UNTESTED AND DANGEROUS
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If anyone from the USDA reads this, please explain why you would do this
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All GMO
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NO GMOs
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Almond Irradiation
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STOP Approving poison gmo crops! Stop subsidizing gmo crops!
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Elimination of Puppy Mills
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Severe confinement
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APHIS NEEDS TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC WHEN THEY GET A COMPLAINT ON ANY BIRD OR ANIMAL BEFORE THEY COME IN AND KILL THEM

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