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The Rural Blog · 1h ago

Anonymous opinion page sage puts down his pen after being outed

Anonymity can bring out extreme opinions; that's why editorial pages usually require letters to the editor to be published under a real name. Steve Stewart, the publisher of the State Journa...
The Rural Blog · 1h ago

Opinion writer says Grassley could throw a big wrench into Trump's plans if biofuels demands are not met

We reported yesterday that Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa threatened to hold up President Trump's nominees for the Environmental Protection Agency if biofuel mandates are reduced in ...
The Rural Blog · 2h ago

What ACA repeal would mean for hospital workers' jobs in one rural Arkansas town

Many rural Americans worry that repealing the Affordable Care And Patient Protection Act could cause them to lose not just their health care, but also their jobs. "Funding that began flowing...
The Rural Blog · 3h ago

Study: Arsenic may contaminate private wells

Millions of Americans who get their water from private wells may be exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic, according to research published Oct. 18 in Environmental Science & Technology."Based ...
The Rural Blog · 4h ago

Hepatitis C outbreaks related to opioid crisis

Christine Teague screens a patient for hepatitis C in Spencer, W.Va. (Washington Post phot...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Climate change costs billions in extra road repairs

Photo by Jesse Collins, UnsplashA recent paper in Nature Climate Change says climate chang...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Trump gives mixed signals on ACA subsidy deal

"Yet another last-ditch effort to tackle the nation’s health-care system stalled within hours of its release by a bipartisan pair of senators Tuesday, with President Trump sending mixed si...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Sen. Grassley says he and other Corn Belt senators could hold up Trump nominees over biofuels issue

We reported last week that Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa was outraged over President Trump's proposed rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Now it appears as though he and other ...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Foundering NAFTA talks get an extension

Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have agreed to take a break from contentious talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. "Negotiators, struggling to find agreement on some of t...
The Rural Blog · 1d ago

Farm Foundation Forum on Nov. 1 to explore collaborations for conservation in agriculture

A Farm Foundation Forum will discuss possible collaborations between the forces that drive conservation efforts on farms at 9 a.m. Nov. 1 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "Cons...