posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:25 AM
America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Census Bureau data released Thursday shows 6 of the 10 of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas and 8 of the 10 fastest-growing counties are located in or near...
posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It’s “becoming less and less relevant,” he says.
posted on June 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Iowa should see an increase in its pheasant population this year, thanks to the mild winter and warm spring.
posted on May 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Driven by immigrants and young people moving to the South and West and older Americans who stay put elsewhere, the age gap between regions in the U.S has grown to its widest level in decades, sharpening the divides on hot-button...
posted on August 22, 2008 at 8:08 PM
LANCASTER, Pa (AP) -- The Amish are expanding their presence in states far beyond Pennsylvania Dutch country as they search for affordable farmland to accommodate a population that has nearly doubled in the past 16 years, a new study found.
posted on June 27, 2008 at 8:06 PM
WILLMAR, Minn (ap)- The Midwest's small towns may be shrinking, but one Minnesota has found some encouraging numbers.
posted on January 11, 2008 at 8:01 PM
BEIJING (AP) — China stressed Thursday that farmland should be used for cultivation, not gobbled up by construction as the country's rapid development pushes further into the countryside.
posted on August 11, 2006 at 8:08 PM
In the 11th annual Nebraska Rural Poll conducted by the University of Nebraska's Center for Applied Rural Innovation, a quarter of those who replied didn't think newcomers to rural communities improved the quality of life there.
posted on March 28, 2003 at 8:03 PM
Over the past 10 years, government studies confirm the out migration from rural areas is largely due to young people searching for greener pastures.