Bryce Oates is a free­lance writer cov­er­ing rur­al pol­i­cy, peo­ple, places and pol­i­tics. His work includes news report­ing, news fea­tures, nar­ra­tive non­fic­tion and analy­sis pieces. Oates has been work­ing on fed­er­al farm and food pol­i­cy, pub­lic lands and con­ser­va­tion issues, cli­mate change and eco­nom­ic inequal­i­ty in rur­al Amer­i­ca for more than 20 years.

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Trump's Online SNAP Program Helps Amazon and Walmart, But Leaves Rural People Behind
The government's online food assistance program doesn’t include independent grocers and ignores the gaps in rural infrastructure.