Others warn that rural areas could simply be slower to feel the impact of the virus and slower to recover.Read More...
“This virus doesn’t seem to be avoiding rural areas,” says Doug Farquhar with the National Conference of State Legislatures. Is rural healthcare ready?
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.
Good soil holds more moisture, reduces pollution from runoff, and stores carbon. But farmers already affected by bad weather will have a harder time enacting soil conservation improvements.
A traveling exhibit will visit up to 165 rural cities across 28 states.
Experts say the mental-health needs of farm families will increase because of devastation from this spring's flooding. State and local groups gear up while the U.S. Department of Agriculture has yet to start the mental-health program…
Forty-one states now allow the growing of industrial hemp, which was previously restricted by federal law. Farmers are looking for a new cash crop, but a lot of questions remain about the product’s economic viability.