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Another Global Pandemic Is Spreading—Among Pigs

African swine fever killed half the pigs in China. There is no vaccine and no treatment. Now it’s in the Caribbean and on the doorstep of the US.

A Systems Approach to Scaling Rural Co-op Efforts to Expand the Fiber Edge

The deployment in Turney will combine multiple wireless technologies into a single architecture using Radio Frequency (RF)-over-Fiber technology.

Program Helps New Farmers Find ‘Entrepreneurial Edge’ – Value added: Meat program helps Missoula students learn to raise, butcher, sell

The National Farmers Union offers a free, year-long training program to help new farmers learn the business side of agriculture.

Diana Gordon Talks Immigration, on a Small-Town Scale

Former professor, author, and founder of the Small-town Immigration Clearinghouse, Gordon’s work shows that small-town decline is not inevitable, and that immigration often leads to revitalization.

You’re Invited: Dorsey’s Webinar: Practical Tips for Responding to Fair Use Inquiries (10/21)

Be ready the next time a business client or the marketing department asks, “Can I use this?”

Small Towns Making It Work

I’ll start with education, which builds the foundation for economic growth in a community.

Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites – Montana reaches 2,000 COVID-19 deaths, with over 100 in the past week

Rural Americans are dying of covid at more than twice the rate of their urban counterparts — a divide that health experts say is likely to widen as access to medical care shrinks for a population that tends to be older, sicker, heavier, poorer and less vaccinated.

The Supply-Chain Mystery – How to Prepare Now for the Great Supply-Chain Crunch of 2022

Retail logistics insiders say that supply-chain woes won’t be resolved until at least 2023. What you need to do to get ahead.

If Your Employees Aren’t Learning, You’re at Risk of Losing Them

One key factor in the recent barrage of resignations? Lack of training and skill development.

Rural Counties with More Broadband Tended to Do Better in 2020 Census, Study Shows

Counties that grew from 2010 to 2020 had higher average connection speeds than rural counties that lost population.