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The Rural Blog · 21h ago

Alabama Senate race highlights urban-rural divide, other divisions of politics and culture

UPDATE: Jones won, in "nothing short of a political earthquake for Alabama," The Anniston ...
The Rural Blog · 21h ago

Bigger cattle are changing the way we eat beef

American cows have gotten bigger and bigger over the years, since cattle farmers say it's ...
The Rural Blog · 22h ago

Bipartisan groups of lawmakers, state attorneys general urge Army Corps to act on Asian carp

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel maps; click on the image to enlarge it."A bipartisan group of l...
The Rural Blog · 23h ago

Survey shows young farmers are increasingly female, minority, and environmentally conscious

Young people are bringing much-needed new blood to farming and agriculture, according to a new survey and report from the National Young Farmers Coalition, and they're not shy about getting...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Elite colleges change ways, court rural students

Elite universities and colleges say they have tried for years to bring in more students from rural areas, but their own policies have created obstacles for poor, white students. A study of e...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

HUD says homelessness decreased in most places this year; secretary urges local solutions

Housing and Urban Development map; click the image to enlarge it.U.S. Department of Housin...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Study says accidental gun deaths surged after the post-Sandy Hook spike in gun sales

A study published last week in the journal Science found that a surge in gun purchases aft...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Data analysis shows Trump's EPA has slowed actions against polluters; some small towns suffer

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has promised that regulatory ro...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Maine hunter saves buck trapped in frozen lake, says 'These animals are a gift'

Photo by Justin WymanOut of rural Maine comes a heartwarming story about an avid hunter who did the last thing anyone might expect by saving a deer from an untimely death.Justin Wyman, 28, is a crew leader with the Maine Department of Transportation,...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Reporters covering rural communities and issues in ProPublica's new Local Reporting Network

Seven local newsrooms and reporters, several of them covering rural communities and issues, have been picked from 239 applicants to start the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.The nonprofit...