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Cibola County Beacon: Udall Visits Pine Hill to Celebrate Rural and Native American Economic Development Projects

On Friday, Sept. 6, U.S. Senator Tom Udall was in rural Western New Mexico to celebrate the grand opening of the Oso Vista Ranch Project office expansion in Pine Hill and discuss the importance of federal support for community farm projects and new initiatives to expand TeleHealth and Internet broadband access to the Ramah Navajo and Ramah areas.

At the event, Udall heard from Oso Vista Ranch Project officials, Native Foods, and the El Morro Valley Cooperative on how federal development grants have empowered healthier communities in the Pine Hill area.

Oso Vista recently received a $50,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant to establish a small blue corn processing facility, a Ramah Navajo farmer’s market and educational workshops for area growers.

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