Letters to the Editor
Published 04/23/2011, The Daily Republic
New funding key to developing resources
To the Editor: Recently, USDA secretary Tom Vilsack announced a long-anticipated round of funding, designed to spur economic development in rural areas while providing a much-needed upgrade to dated electric transmission infrastructure. A total of $376 million will be divided among 10 rural electric cooperatives and utilities in states such as South Dakota, Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri and New Mexico.