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.