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    Stearns County, Minn. Commissioner Tarryl Clark testifies before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on rural broadband ahead of 2023 Farm Bill negotiations. Commissioner Clark, chair of NACo's Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee advocated for the continued importance of focusing on rural communities for broadband deployment, as well as testified to the importance of inter-agency collaboration and streamlining opportunities for broadband access to closing the national digital divide.

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    Stearns County, Minn. Commissioner Tarryl Clark testifies before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on rural broadband ahead of 2023 Farm Bill negotiations.
    2022-09-15
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    2022-09-15

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Stearns County, Minn. Commissioner Tarryl Clark testifies before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee on rural broadband ahead of 2023 Farm Bill negotiations. Commissioner Clark, chair of NACo's Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee advocated for the continued importance of focusing on rural communities for broadband deployment, as well as testified to the importance of inter-agency collaboration and streamlining opportunities for broadband access to closing the national digital divide.

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    County Tech Xchange

    The NACo County Tech Xchange is an online portal designed to connect county CIOs, IT Directors, CISOs, and other county IT leadership. This portal provides valuable resources in a central location which counties can use to improve their overall technology infrastructure.
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    TestIT: How Fast is Your Broadband

    NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country.
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    Agriculture & Rural Affairs Steering Committee

    Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.  Policy Platform 2021-2022 2022 NACo Legislative Priorities
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    <p>Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs.&nbsp;</p>

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    Telecommunications & Technology Steering Committee

    All matters pertaining to telecommunications and technology policy, including, but not limited to, the county role as a telecommunications regulator, service provider, and consumer, cable services technology and implementation, information technology development and implementation, information technology innovation, e-governance, and geo-spatial data collection and utilization.
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    <p>All matters pertaining to telecommunications and technology policy, including, but not limited to, the county role as a telecommunications regulator, service provider, and consumer, cable services technology and implementation, info

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    Rural Action Caucus

    The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) is a key component of NACo's mission in supporting county officials in the pursuit of excellence in public service. RAC is the voice for America's rural counties, which represent two-thirds of the nation's 3,069 counties designated as rural, serving a combined population of 60 million.
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    <p><strong>Since 1997, the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) has represented the nearly 70 percent of America&#39;s counties that are rural, addressing critical federal, state and local issues impacting these unique communities.

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