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The Rural Blog · 15m ago

Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. kicks off three-year project to take 'The Pulse of Voters'

Large news media outlets were blindsided by the 2016 presidential election, partly because the mostly-urban journalists who work for those outlets sought commentary from the same pundits we'...
The Rural Blog · 13h ago

Anthem makes exceptions, including distance to care, of policy denying claims for ER visits it deems non-emergency

Responding to complaints from legislators and health-care providers, insurer Anthem has added several exceptions to its recently established policy of not paying for emergency-room visits if...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

New TPP pact called a disaster for U.S. farmers; Trump signal to re-enter talks may have come too late

The Trump administration has signaled that it might be willing to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but it may be too late -- and American farmers could lose out as a result. David Malpa...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

Penney's contributions to agriculture highlighted in new book

Though J.C. Penney stores were popular with small-town and rural farmers in the early 1900's, few knew about the retail mogul's passion for improving the lives of animal agriculturists. Davi...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

'The Real Mayberry' uses Mount Airy's pop-culture image to tell the promise and problems of small-town living

Bill Hayes in Mount Airy, with Blue Ridge outcrop Pilot Mountain (inspiration for TV's Mou...
The Rural Blog · 2d ago

W.Va. Medicaid to cover treatment for addicted babies

Lily's Place (Huntington Quarterly photo by Katherine Pyles)West Virginia has decided that...
The Rural Blog · 4d ago

Nation's largest maker of 'glider' trucks wins EPA exemption; in defense, cites its hundreds of rural manufacturing jobs

When the Environmental Protection Agency restored an exemption for big trucks made from ol...
The Rural Blog · 4d ago

Eastern Ky., region hardest hit by coal's decline, had 6 percent more coal jobs at end of 2017 than a year earlier

Eastern Kentucky, the region that has suffered the greatest job losses during the coal ind...
The Rural Blog · 4d ago

Michigan soybean farmers needed for survey

Michigan State University is looking for a few good soybean farmers. The university extension is partnering with the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee on a project to identify and overcom...
The Rural Blog · 4d ago

Wetter summer weather expected; would help grain, cattle

"Drought conditions have been widespread across the United States due to the La Niña weather pattern seen in the area for the past few years, but relief could be seen soon," Jennifer Carri...