Stories in Category "History of Agriculture and Rural America"

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

Agriculture largely absent from Iowa Caucus campaigns

Rural America again serves as the first battleground of the presidential campaign sequence. Iowa is where the tall corn and animals dominate the national ....
Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

Obama lays out his final year's presidential course

The president delivered his final State of the Union this week, laying out a plan for his final year in office. One of Obama’s priorities will be building....
Female Rancher Honored by Peers in Livestock Industry

Female Rancher Honored by Peers in Livestock Industry

What Minnie Lou Bradley of Childress County, Texas did in 1955 was step into a man’s world of cattle ranching. At the time, only a fraction of ranchers we....
Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

Cuban Trade Discussions Come to Senate Committee

Praising recent action by both countries, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week became the first U.S. governor to visit Cuba since the thaw in relation....
The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cu....
Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba

Obama Moves to Normalize Relations with Cuba

This week marked one of the most significant policy shifts toward an adversary in over half a century, as the U.S. announced plans to restore full diploma....
Preserving History with hands on hard work

Preserving History with hands on hard work

People from all over the country gathered in Iowa for a competition rooted in hard work. Young and old alike tried their best at picking corn by hand at t....
US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

US and China Reach Milestone Agreement on Climate Change

Putting differences aside this week, the United States and China, the world’s top two emitters of greenhouse gases, announced a groundbreaking deal to com....
Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take contr....