This blog’s mis­sion is to pro­vide the pub­lic ser­vice of help­ing make the issues that rur­al Amer­i­ca is grap­pling with part of nation­al discourse.
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In Less Than One Generation, We’ve Lost More Than 10 Million Acres of the Best U.S. Farmland
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Two Conversations About “Sustainable Capitalism” and “The Art of Work”
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Rural America’s Population is Shrinking for the First Time Ever
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Watch Live Seminars from the 2017 Young Farmers Conference
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Why Didn’t We Listen to this Guy?: Bernie Sanders on the GOP Tax Plan and Global Oligarchy
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The United States of Toxins in Graphic Relief
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Rural Drug Stats Say One Thing, Trump Says Another
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In Rare Public Appearance, Smokey Bear Ignores Climate Change ... Just Waves
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Climate Change Isn’t a Hoax and Coastal Communities Need an Infrastructure Plan
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NAFTA Redux Looks a Lot Like TPP: Family Farm Groups in All 3 Countries Slam Secret Trade Talks
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Youngstown Residents Push to Oust Corporations from Election Campaigns, Cap Contributions at $100
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Jane Kleeb, Nebraska Democratic Party Chair, on How to Overcome the Rural-Urban Divide
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Farming Pathogens: An Evolutionary Biologist on the Links Between Big Ag and Disease
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Winona LaDuke at Union Theological Seminary: Watch it Live
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A New Book Reminds the Next Generation of Farmers that “Farming Has Always Been A Political Act”
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Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection Sues Towns for Trying to Protect Their Environment
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Sonny Perdue Heads to Senate Ag Committee for Confirmation Hearing
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Dakota Access Gets Final Approval, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Calls for March in D.C.
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USDA Deletes Records of Animal Abuse from Website
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#NoDAPL: Standing Rock Sioux Respond to Trump’s Executive Action
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New CDC Study Finds Big Difference Between Rural and Urban Mortality Rates
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The Food Movement Has People and Can Make the World a Better Place…But It Will Need Land
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As Winter Arrives, Gov. Dalrymple Orders a Mandatory, Immediate Evacuation of Water Protectors
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Standing Rock Sioux Vow to Ignore Army Corps Eviction Order
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A Message from Standing Rock to President Obama
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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Climate Documentary, Before the Flood, Right Here
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UN Food and Agriculture Report Stresses Climate but Ignores Industrial Agriculture
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Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin General Council Votes to Add “Rights of Nature” to Tribal Constitution
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (September 26, 2016)
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (August 21, 2016)
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Over 10,000 Firefighters Are Battling Eight Large Wildfires in California
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (August 13, 2016)
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (August 7, 2016)
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Colorado Community Rights Amendment Builds Largest Campaign to Date, But Falls Short of 2016 Ballot
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (July 23, 2016)
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (July 16, 2016)
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Rural Stories Making Headlines (July 9, 2016)
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Competing with Petroleum by 2010: An Official U.S. Energy Report from 1989
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It’s Not Just Oregon: A Closer Look at the Sagebrush Insurgency
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Amendment Seeking End to Short-lived Ceasefire Puts Wolves Back in Crosshairs
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The USDA Reports: The Great Recession is Alive and Well in Rural America
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An Interview with the 15-Year-Old Who is Suing Obama for Not Stopping Climate Change
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An International Farmers Alliance Links Climate Change to Industrial Agriculture