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The Rural Partners Network will create opportunity for rural Nevada.

This opinion column was submitted by Lucas Ingvoldstad, Nevada State Director for USDA Rural Development.

Earlier this year, USDA Rural Development announced that Uprise Fiber had received a $27 million grant to expand high-speed Internet access in Pershing County. The expansion project focuses on the City of Lovelock and surrounding areas to provide rural residents with better access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities.

National Rural Health Day, taking place on November 17th this year, reminds us that a strong community is rooted in its people and that investing in its well-being is an investment in the future. The Biden-Harris administration is committed to serving those who live in the rural areas of this country. At the United States Department of Agriculture, we work hard to provide Nevada’s rural and farming communities with the resources that feed and propel our nation and provide the everyday necessities that America depends on.