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Tech Transition Threatens Rural Consumers:


The conversion to new digital communications systems creates special challenges for rural communities to stay safe and connected. Rural residents go to Capitol Hill to brief congressional staff ...


Number of Rural Businesses Falls:


Rural counties lost businesses in the past decade, according to a new study. The trend means rural communities need to think carefully about their economic future, the study's author says. By ...


Rural Childhood Poverty Gap Widens:


The disparity in poverty rates between metropolitan and non-metropolitan Americans is greatest among children. And the youngest children have it worst, a report from the Economic Research Service ...


Immigration Linked to Rural Economic Gains:


A new Daily Yonder study shows that rural counties with more immigrants also tend to be performing better economically. Rural America's foreign-born residents may be moving to counties that have ...


Facebook 'Farming ' for Rural Organizations:


A Mississippi Extension Service project shows rural businesses how to use social media to build markets for their products and services. Two examples provide some simple lessons for turning "likes" ...


Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil:


Gabe Brown is in such demand as a speaker that for every invitation he accepts, he turns down 10 more. At conferences, like the one held here at a Best Western hotel recently, people line up to seek his ...


YouthBuild USA National Rural Youth Caucus -- Watch for It:


I'm headed back to the YouthBuild USA National Rural Youth Caucus https://www.youthbuild.org/event/2015-youthbuild-usa-national-rural-caucus-youthbuild-americorps-conference-young-leaders this weekend. ...


University of Idaho student's survey: Absence of entertainment options, job opportunities behind rural exodus:




2016 Budget: Rural Business Development:


A rural child poverty program, a healthy-foods initiative and loans both large and small are part of the Obama administration's proposed budget for a key part of the USDA Rural Development agency. ...


Searching for Middle Ground in the Urban-Rural Divide :


It's a formula played out in one state after the next. Rural areas hold political clout well beyond their numbers, winning regularly on the issues and in the division of tax dollars. They triumph ...


The Geography of Happiness:


Geography and other environmental factors can affect residents' happiness, a new study shows. One place that correlates with more happiness is the line between rural and urban areas, where residents ...


Rural Docs Pull Ahead in Electronic Records:


After years of lagging metropolitan areas in adopting electronic medical records, rural practitioners have jumped ahead in the use of the computer-based record-keeping system. A newly published study ...


10 Small Town Things We're Thankful For This Thanksgiving:


This Thanksgiving week, I've http://www.americanrural.org/ruralistically/ been reflecting on our move over 12 years ago from big-city East Coast living to a small town in northwest Montana. That move ...


Nothing beats walking for curing what ails the health of many rural residents.:


If walking were considered medicine, you can bet it would be the most popular product in the physician's black bag. I'll bet your doc can't name a medicine - even two or three medicines taken together ...


Town That Thrived on Logging Is Looking for a Second Growth :


The great forest just east of town beckoned to Dan Rice when he was a young man, as it had to his father and grandfather before him, both proud loggers in a time that now survives mostly in black-and-white ...


Rural Counties Push for Federal Payments:


The federal government owns huge swaths of land in some rural counties but pays no property tax to support local government. "Payment in lieu of taxes" is supposed to help make up the difference. ...


Viewfinder: Leaving behind 'Guys in Ties':


Daniel Acker willfully gave up a coveted staff photographer position in New York City to relocate to rural Illinois. Life is anything but simple in his town of 800, he says. But he doesn't regret ...


Quality of Life Driving 'Brain Gain' in Rural Communities :


It is true that most counties - rural and urban alike - lose young people following high school graduation. Yet at the same time, a less recognized migration is occurring, and has been since the 1970s. ...


America's Fastest-Growing Small Cities:


Coverage of America's changing urban scene tends to focus heavily on large metropolitan areas and the "megaregions" now often said to dominate the economic future. Often missed has been a slow, but inexorable, ...


Boomers: Moving Further Out and Away :


The latest available small area data shows that baby boomers continue to leave the urban cores in large numbers. They have also left the earlier suburbs in such large numbers that their population gains ...


A Mental-Health First Aid Kit for Rural Communities:


A program to train ordinary folks in "mental health first aid" could help rural communities provide vital help to people facing mental health problems, advocates say. By Candi Helseth Full ...


Sioux & Assiniboine Tribes Team with Brad Pitt's Make it Right Non-profit to Build 20 Platinum Homes on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana:


The Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana has formed a partnership with actor Brad Pitt's Make it Right non-profit organization to build sustainable homes, buildings and communities on their ...


Rural Veterans: An Aging Population:


Nearly 4 million rural Americans are military veterans. That population is aging and has special needs, according to a report from the Economic Research Service of USDA. By Tim Marema Full ...


Finding Big Success in a Small Town:


When attorney Dick Pemberton looked for a place to begin his legal career, he settled on Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A half century later, he's achieved statewide and national success while remaining ...


"The Twilight of Common Dreams - Why America is Racked by Culture Wars":


The appalling poverty in many rural communities, accompanied by the depression and anger of many rural residents is symptomatic of a nation that is certainly crumbling around the edges and looks as if ...


Pattern of Rural Job Loss Continues:




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Busting Rural-Subsidy Myth One Last Time:


Media - and even friends - repeat the falsehood that rural counties get more in federal subsidies than metro counties. So, before the Economic Research Service discontinues the report, here's one ...


'Picked Off Like a Single Quail':


If you care about rural communities, watch this speech -- even if it means skipping a few cat videos. Unless rural people get organized to stand up to corporate power, the future of rural America ...


Rural Areas Lose 149,000 Jobs in Last Year:



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