Back when I had more hair and fewer chins, I served as USDA Rural Development State Director in my home state of Mississippi. One of the fun parts of the position was giving out “the big checks” for worthy projects like the one pictured here in the town of West, Mississippi.

I began to learn what was involved for a USDA Rural Development Environmental Report and just how much time and effort went into gathering all the appropriate information. I learned an important mantra: start early.

Much of the information necessary in a USDA Rural Development Environmental Report included concurrence on the scope of the project from many state and federal agencies. Those agencies each had their own criteria for issuing a letter and they take time to get done.

That is why Environmental Reports, USA is focused on getting the correct information to the correct agencies so we do not have to do back and forth emails and phone calls.