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Rural America - What's Going Right?:


Whether it's building a relationship with a local banker or networking with housing practitioners in another county, personal and professional links may be the single most important element for rural ...


The Graying of Rural America:




Rural counties have lost out in recovery, study finds:


Rural counties are faring progressively worse in recent recoveries from economic downturns, according to a new study, as new business increasingly gravitates toward the country's largest metropolitan ...


Why this Midwest town is thriving when so many aren't:




Bringing People Together: Rural Is 'Different,' Not 'Less':


A foundation executive says some philanthropies may use questions of "capacity" as an excuse not to fund projects in rural America. But in the long run, he says, urban-based philanthropies need ...


Income Inequality: A Growing Threat to Eliminating Rural Child Poverty:


Rural child poverty fell by 3 percentage points from 2012 to 2014. Over the past seven years, USDA and the Obama Administration have taken action to address the root causes and reduce the devastating ...


The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century:


Julianne Couch's new book, The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century http://www.amazon.com/Small-Town-Midwest-Resilience-Twenty-First-Experience-ebook/dp/B01CO39VVE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461691090&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Small-Town+Midwest ...


Why More and More People Are Dying Young in Rural America:


In the past decades, one in five rural U.S. counties have increasingly seen people die younger than expected, while many urban counties have seen improvements in that area, CNBC reports. Causes of premature ...


Continuum of living: How co-ops can save rural communities:


For some the word cooperative might conjure images of hipster communes -- but cooperatives provide services in a multitude of domains, including housing, food and utilities. Unlike a traditional for-profit ...


Opinion: Pre-K, Broadband, Transportation Programs Could Help Rural Mn.:


At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), our work intersects with many of these issues, such as investments in early childhood and support for minority business owners. Others, such as broadband, ...


Regional leaders gather to discuss rural issues in Missoula:


The Spence and Cleone Eccles Family Rural West Conference http://web.stanford.edu/group/ruralwest/cgi-bin/drupal/ , co-sponsored by the University of Montana and Stanford University, attracted academics, ...


Urban and rural attitudes split in Montana on land issues facing the West :


A survey of Montanans on issues facing the rural West found that 49 percent of the state's residents value nature and a clean environment. Yet when they were asked to name the biggest issue facing ...


Funding and Other Disparities Threaten Rural Schools:


Many rural school districts face concerns that stem from the current demographic and economic state of rural areas, the lack of technological infrastructure, and the difficulty of hiring and retaining ...
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Senator Leahy calls on USDA to raise minimum broadband speeds for rural Vermont and rural America:


"Rural America continues to lag behind the rest of the country when it comes to broadband deployment," Leahy said. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Wednesday sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary ...


Here's What 65 Looks Like around Here:


Rethink your stereotypes of rural seniors. With bodies fit and healthcare more affordable, some are ready to move into a new period of productivity and community service. By Donna Kallner Full ...


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, ...

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