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Rural America Posts First-Ever Loss In Population

posted on June 14, 2013 at 2:42 PM

About 46.2 million people, or 15 percent of the U.S. population, reside in rural counties, which spread across 72 percent of the nation's land area. Full Story

USDA Expanding Program To Fight Rural Poverty

posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:13 PM

The federal program known as StrikeForce is aimed at reducing poverty and improving life in rural areas. Full Story

Barge Damages Mississippi River Lock Idling River Traffic

posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

A proposal this week asked for a permit that would allow isolated farmers the ability to drink a few pints and then return home in their car, or on their tractor, without fear of being busted. Full Story

Ireland Won't Ease Drunken-Driving Law For Farmers

posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM

A proposal this week asked for a permit that would allow isolated farmers the ability to drink a few pints and then return home in their car, or on their tractor, without fear of being busted. Full Story

Rural Mainstreet Index drops below growth level

posted on August 26, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Rural Mainstreet Index drops below growth level
Each month Creighton University researchers survey bank executives in 10 predominantly Midwestern states and compile a snapshot of the rural economy. Full Story

Bunge Refuses Syngenta Agrisure Viptera

posted on August 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Bunge Refuses Syngenta Agrisure Viptera
For the first time in nearly a decade, a major grain processor refuses to take a GE grain. Industry leader Bunge has told its customers it will not take Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera until it is approved for export in China. Full Story

President Obama Rolls Through the Heartland

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:54 PM

President Obama Rolls Through the Heartland
Barnstorming the Midwest much like an election-year campaign cycle, President Barack Obama doubled-down hard on the themes of job creation and the resilience of rural America. Full Story

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