Researchers believe rural America may be the key to some of the most effective climate change mitigation practices. Among the proposed initiatives are increasing soil health and sequestering carbon, renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements, and access to broadband.Read More...
Taxes on farmland bear little to no relationship to productivity and other economic measurements. Farmers in Nebraska, which ranks third in farmland tax revenue nationally, push back.
Australia’s federal government is silent about the root causes of the nation’s cataclysmic bushfires. Rural communities might be the places that provide the innovation and inspiration needed to make a change.
Jim Weill, who will retire at the end of the month as head of the Food Research and Action Center, says presumptions about who lives and works in rural America impede federal nutrition policy.
Pain from working in the mines, not layoffs, led to opioid addiction, says researchers. * Michael Bloomberg ventures into the hinterland. * Can Democrats get beyond the “move-to-the-city” rural policy?