As the pandemic steadily makes progress inland, legislators ask the White House if the federal government is ready to help rural America when the need comes.Read More...
The multi-million dollar stimulus package contains crucial provisions for rural programs.
Farmers with direct sales may have to adapt to closed farmers markets and social-distancing rules. Commercial farms were already facing a tough economic forecast.
The Great American Outdoors Act would fully fund a source of support for development of parks and other outdoor amenities in thousands of communities.
The bill, introduced by member of Congress serving a rural Maine district, supports existing USDA programs to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
A public employees group says that political appointees in Washington, D.C., are interfering with a Bureau of Land Management process that considers public comments and local-government input on whether to lease public lands to oil and gas…
The bulk of the proposed cuts target nutrition and food security programs. Farm, conservation, and rural development are also on the block.
As the outdoor recreation economies continue to pick up momentum, more states pledge to develop outdoor access with conservation, education and public health in mind.
Stacey Cox, the new director of the National Center for Frontier Communities, wants to focus on building resilience and delivering resources. Frontier regions constitute nearly half of the nation's land area but only 2 percent of its…
Urban and rural America lost branch banks at a similar rate from 2012 to 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. But the loss could have graver consequences for a larger proportion of rural areas.