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Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest. Republicans have seized control of statehouses across the traditional battleground region, where they've slashed budgets with a... Full Story

Rural America To Lose Saturday Letter Service

posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Rural America To Lose Saturday Letter Service
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds...except on Saturdays. In a cost-cutting measure that is expected to save $2 billion annually, the U.S. Postal Service... Full Story

Alabama farmers see record yields in 2012

posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:54 PM

State agriculture officials say Alabama's record yields in cotton, soybean and peanut crops in 2012 helped to offset lower than average corn yields. Full Story

Agriculture Secretary Says Rural America Becoming Less Relevant, Needs A More Positive Message

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. Full Story

Chinese VP Reconnects with Rural America

posted on July 6, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Chinese VP Reconnects with Rural America
A Chinese leader reconnects with a key trading partner in the heart of rural America. Full Story

Child labor groups upset farm rules being dropped

posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Child labor groups say they are stunned and disappointed the Obama administration is backing off a plan to keep children from working in hazardous jobs on farms. Full Story

Chicago gets 5 new farmers markets

posted on April 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Five Chicago neighborhoods will get new farmers markets starting this summer. Full Story

TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM

The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state's environmentally sensitive Sandhills region. Full Story

EPA to slash air pollution from natural gas wells

posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

The Obama administration, for the first time, is issuing standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using the method known as fracking. Full Story

Howard Buffett helps start rural feeding program

posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wants to enlist fellow food producers in a new campaign to fight hunger in rural America. Full Story

A Rural Icon Goes on the Auction Block

posted on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 AM

A Rural Icon Goes on the Auction Block
It's the end of an era in one rural community as a time capsule of America goes on the auction block. Full Story

Market to Market (December 23, 2011)

posted on December 23, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Market to Market (December 23, 2011)
Full Program: Amidst the worst drought in history, Texas ranchers cull their herds. The EPA unveils rigorous new standards on emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants. New data suggest the Army Corps of Engineers is not responsible for damages due to... Full Story

Market to Market (December 16, 2011)

posted on December 16, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Market to Market (December 16, 2011)
Full Program: Farmland values in the heart of the Corn Belt soar to all-time highs... The Senate Agriculture Committee tries to find billions of dollars missing from MF Global. In the wake of record flooding, rural insurance premiums threaten to rise higher... Full Story

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)

posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Market to Market (December 9, 2011)
Full Program: One lawmaker comes up with a novel approach for the next Farm Bill. Record weather disasters stretch federal, state and local budgets to their limits. The EPA says a popular -- and controversial -- method of oil drilling may be polluting... Full Story

Market to Market (December 2, 2011)

posted on December 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Market to Market (December 2, 2011)
Full Program: Prospects for a rural recovery improve on estimates of record net farm income. After soaring to unprecedented levels last year, agricultural exports are predicted to decline. It's the end of an era in one rural community as a time capsule of... Full Story

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