This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by USDA investments in their communities. From helping farmers and ranchers bring their products to tables here and abroad, to building critical infrastructure in America's rural areas, to conserving our nation's natural resources with long-lasting partnerships, USDA is continuously working toward better results each year for the American people. As 2015 draws to a close, we want to thank our nation’s farmers and ranchers and rural families for all they've done by highlighting some of the most moving and motivating stories of the year.
Look for a new feature each week by following the hashtag #HighFive or by signing up for our weekly digital feature. The stories will follow farmers who are innovating to meet ever-changing challenges, paving the way to empower future leaders to meet the world’s growing food, fuel and fiber needs, and continuously adapting and evolving to ensure American agriculture remains a leader throughout the world.
The #HighFive hashtag will also allow you to follow some of our favorite stories from 2015. Catch up on things like our top-read blogs of the year; learn about ways USDA is helping farmers manage a changing climate; scroll through a list of some of the best Science Tuesday features from this year; or read about a few of USDA's investments in rural communities that are helping build a stronger middle class by creating more opportunities for every American to succeed.
Throughout December, be sure to follow #HighFive to see just what we’ve been up to in the last 12 months, and stay tuned as we look forward to a 2016 that promises to be better than ever.