Some cattle producers say a tax that is supposed to promote the U.S. beef market is actually being used to hurt domestic cattlemen. Farmer Richard Oswald takes us on a tour of the current beef checkoff program. Better put on your boots, because this might get messy.
The lowly persimmon: underestimated, slandered, mysterious. The platypus of fruits, persimmons walk a fine line between delicious and caustic. Chuck Shuford reveals that the berry's secret ingredient is timing.
Quitman, Mississippi, a town of 2,768, beat out cities many times its size to receive a blistering high-speed broadband network. Leaders and supporting organizations say it’s a chance to rebuild the city’s economic future.
Main Street programs promise -- and deliver -- an eye-pleasing downtown that's friendly to tourists. But investing in what local folks need and want may be a better development strategy for small communities, says Texan Kelley Snowden.
Eating your way across Central Appalachia • Why millennials are avoiding small towns • Two programs for a post-coal economy • The subprime mortgage crises hit rural hard • Missouri's "Right to Farm" win • Voting to remove tax cap on Nevada's mining industry