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People on the Land: USDA Initiative Encourages Regional Cooperation:


Reaching out across the county line or city limits can be challenging for small rural communities. A new program at USDA is designed to reward communities that learn to work together on regional ...


Robert Scoble - Here's how small-town America is primed to beat Silicon Valley in innovation:


I'm seeing signs that the flow of talent from small town America to Silicon Valley is reversing, though, and wanted to understand it. One huge reason? Housing costs. Everyone loved taunting me with ...


Breaking Down Rural - Urban Barriers:


A couple years ago two arts leaders, one living in the largest city in Kentucky and the other in a small traditionally mining town, had a hunch that good things would happen if they got creative folks ...


Rule Would Allow Insurers to Discriminate against Rural:


Health insurers could still participate in the federal Marketplace, even if some rural residents had to travel hours to get treatment. The proposed changes are worst for low-population-density ...


Rural America At A Glance Webinar, 1/13, Online:


This report highlights the most recent indicators of social and economic conditions in rural areas, focusing on the U.S. rural economy, including employment, population, poverty trends, and educational ...


The Gone Generation: Turning the rural brain drain into a gain:




Speak Your Piece: The Big-City Guide to Small-Town Living:


Wave. Fix your own lawnmower. Help your neighbor. Here's one man's vision of what it takes to make a successful transition from urban hustler to rural resident. Add your suggestions to the comments ...


Have You Heard of "New Ruralism"?:


Rural communities across New England are an innovative bunch, and a new initiative led by the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA), with support from the Maine Association ...


Tester highlights dire need to strengthen rural Montana:


One week after launching his #ConnectMT initiative, Senator Jon Tester today pushed U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development officials to better connect and invest in rural Montana. During ...


North Carolina Program Focuses on Bonds that Make Healthier Communities:


By focusing on the relationships between people, organizations, and ideas, residents in some of North Carolina's poorest rural communities are taking the lead to improve their overall health and ...


Rural Towns Farm More Servers, Fewer Crops:




New study shows western wildfires to become more frequent, extreme:


The Rocky Mountains should brace for more, bigger fires, if history is any indication. By Christine Peterson For The Gazette Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/new-study-shows-western-wildfires-to-become-more-frequent-extreme/article_6e80d2c8-9143-5b92-a662-2b44a3c6f1e5.html#ixzz3nod79QEs *** ...


Advocates Call Broadband Recommendations 'A Good Start':


A Cabinet-level council released a report this week on ways the administration can do a better job to support broadband for low-income and rural communities. The recommendations are good but need ...


A "TED" For Rural America - 'The New Connected Countryside' Aims to Give Rural America a Road Map to Broadband:


Rural American communities are geographically distant, but a new project from the Intelligent Community Forum will try to bring them together. "The real challenge is how do we make rural areas of the ...


Robots take root on smaller dairy farms, upping production:


Robots have taken up residence at some small- and medium-sized dairy farms across the country, providing reliable and more efficient labor and helping the businesses remain viable. Plus, farmers say, ...


The Impact of People and Institutions in Rural America:


Child poverty, rural arts and culture, philanthropy, youth initiatives - Rural Assembly sessions get participants thinking about their own communities and beyond. As the second day of the National ...


Rural Economic Development - Less than 1% of philanthropy funding in all of America goes to Indian Country. Philanthropy has a responsibility to take a bigger leadership role in investing in these places.:


If you think rural America gets marginalized in national policy discussions, imagine what it's like trying to talk about Native American issues, says Nick Tilsen, the executive director of a ...


Rural Voices: More than Singing the Blues:


Community development consultant Timothy Lampkin sees his Delta town of Clarksdale, Mississippi, as a land of opportunity. He plans to use next month's National Rural Assembly as a chance to let ...


Child Poverty Rate Climbs by One-Third - One in four rural residents under the age of 18 lives in poverty:


One in four rural residents under the age of 18 lives in poverty, according to a new study from the USDA Economic Research Service. The figure is even higher in counties that depended on manufacturing ...


National bike routes bring cyclists, cash to rural towns:


"A lot of communities want bicycle tourism in their towns. Bicyclists tend to ride on rural roads, and because of that it brings a new type of tourism these communities don't normally see." Northern ...


Rural American Communities - Where Holding On Is a Western Adventure: Sandpoint, Idaho:




Rural Gets Less Foundation Money:


Whichever way you slice it, rural communities aren't getting a proportionate share of foundation grants compared to the relative size of the rural population, a new report says. Researchers found that ...


Small Towns: The Value of Unique Places:


Rural and small towns suffer from a loss of faith in their place, and seem desperate to be recognized in our new, standardized world. Plenty of our developed land remains specific and even unique, but ...


Rural Areas Need to Be Aware of Challenges of Reindustrialization:


With some manufacturing returning from off shore, rural communities may be eager to lure new factories home. But think carefully before you hand over the fatted calf. Reindustrialization, or ...


Choosing a Small Town Life:




Factors Affecting Former Residents' Returning to Rural Communities:


This study reports on reasons for returning and not returning to small-town America and the impacts that return migrants make on their home communities. Interviews at high school reunions show that return ...


USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Repair Housing in Rural Communities:


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is seeking applications for grants to make housing repairs for low- and very-low-income rural residents. The grants are being provided ...


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 ...

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