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The debt ceiling debate is over but some rural programs were seeing cuts before the debate started.  R-C-and-D--the Resource Conservation and Development Act has been one of the casualties.  Mark Jackson is one worker who was impacted.  He's been able to keep a position with USDA in Western Illinois but he says he'll no longer be working on rural development projects.

[audio:rddUSDA.mp3]A Word With Jackson[/audio]

Jackson's R-C-and-D position covered Mercer, Rock Island and Henry Counties in Western Illinois and Muscatine and Scott Counties in Eastern Iowa.

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