A Native-American community foundation and small Native-American food company are teaming up on a project to get Indian ranchers involved in raising more buffalo. The market-based approach could help restore the land, the economy and the health of American Indian communities, they say.
Maine residents most in need of food assistance live farthest from SNAP-participating markets • A widow's black-lung plea • Suing over river management • To be, or not to be...rural • China making offer many rural residents can't refuse
Are today’s independent farmers beholden to corporations in the same way that yesteryear’s tenant farmers were accountable to their landlords? A farm advocate argues that farmers must strike a balance between making money and making a life.
Rural housing advocates not pleased with proposed budget • Cheaper ways to inspect meat and poultry • Rural Arizona missing out on job growth • Meth has become epidemic in Ohio • Wind energy to spur growth in Iowa? • Rural roads still more dangerous than city streets • Telcos sabotage rural high-speed Internet in California • EPA tries to break into the fracking regulation game
In the war against herbicide-resistant weeds, agricultural scientists are looking for new weapons. The worry, though, is what happens when the arms race crosses the border onto a neighbors sovereign land.